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UNDERSTANDING THE POLICY CYCLE
Evaluation:
evaluation of a policy during different stages of the policy cycle
Impact:
specific impact of the program on the community
Output:
what the program actually produces
Agenda Setting:
generating public interest in a problem
Problem Recognition:
selection of a problem that will be treated in the political system
Implementation:
provision of resources
Consultation:
testing the acceptance of the policy by different interest groups
Policy Design:
development of a political solution
Documentation:
scientific analysis of the problem
Outcome:
degree to which the impact on the community solves the problem
Policy Termination:
ending a policy that does not work or is not necessary any more
Improvement:
improving a policy that has been evaluated
Decision Making:
choosing a solution