Policy Research Paper is a five unit-long project that allows you the opportunity to examine an issue of current relevance to local or national public policy making proposal should be at least 300 words.
This policy paper should contain a comprehensive assessment of the problem, the proposed (or actual) policy, and the potential (or actual) consequences of implementation of that policy. think of yourself as a staff person who must advise a policy maker facing a problem that must be resolved in the near future. As this staff person, adopt one of the perspectives of public management as presented in this module, and frame your responses around this approach.
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management www.appam.org
Congressional Budget Office www.cbo.gov
FedStats (Government Statistics) www.fedstats.gov
Government Accountability Office www.gao.gov
New York Times www.nytimes.com
Public Agenda www.publicagenda.org