STEPS IN POLICY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT

What is Policy Analysis? “The process through which we identify and evaluate alternative policies or programs that are intended to lessen or resolve social, economic, or physical problems.” – Carl V. Patton Policy Analysis in Six easy steps. Based on Read More …

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RESEARCH IN SOCIAL POLICY

The Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) is an independent research centre based in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. … The Centre’s biggest role at present is the researching and analysis of A Minimum Income Standard Read More …

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ROLES OF STAKEHOLDERS IN POLICY FORMULATION

Stakeholder involvement Practical guide to involve stakeholders in the WFD process This paragraph is largely based on Slob (2008). More information on stakeholder involvement can be found in WFD-CIS Guidance Document no.8 Public participation in relation to the Water Framework Read More …

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FACTORS INFLUENCING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION

Introduction A national system of education is often defined from the perspective of formal education system. This includes institutionalized formal education from early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, tertiary education and university education. The informal and non-formal education subsets Read More …

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SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXT IN KENYA

Key facts The Republic of Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa, with a population of approximately 41.61 million people. It lies on the equator and is bordered by Ethiopia (North), Somalia (East), Tanzania (South), Uganda (West), and Sudan (Northwest), Read More …

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ROLES OF SOCIAL POLICIES

Functions of social policy Social Policy cannot be analysed solely by looking at individual measures; rather these can only be understood by looking at the underlying role and function. A first step is to recognise a fundamental shift during the Read More …

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MODELS OF ORGANIZATIONAL DECISION MAKING

When we speak of rational behavior, we should remember that our focus in this discussion is not on making decisions, but rather on how to support the process of making decisions. Managers are change agents, not just decision makers, so Read More …

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STAGES OF DECISION MAKING PROCESS

MEANING OF DECISION MAKING PROCESS MEANING OF DECISION MAKING The thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options When trying to make a good decision, a person must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and Read More …

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FEATURES OF SOCIAL POLICIES

Definitions of social welfare : Dolgoff,R. & D.Feldstein (1980) Understanding Social Welfare, P.91: “In its narrowest sense, social welfare includes those nonprofit functions of society, public or voluntary, which are clearly aimed at alleviating distress and poverty or at ameliorating Read More …

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