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Title: Anatomy%20of%20a%20policy%20brief


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Anatomy of a policy brief
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ODI Natural Resource Perspectives
  • Published by ODI, London
  • Since 1994
  • Focus on natural resources management
  • Present accessible information on current
    development issues and are sent to a wide
    audience of policy makers, researchers and people
    working in the non-governmental sector.
  • www.odi.org.uk/nrp/

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Elements of written communication
  • Structure
  • How the information is organized
  • Design
  • How it is presented
  • Content
  • What it says

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Structure
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Design
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Content
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Old vs new
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Components of a policy brief
  • Title
  • Executive summary
  • Statement of the issue/problem
  • Background
  • Statement of your organizations interests in the
    issue
  • Pre-existing policies 
  • Policy options 
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each policy
    option
  • Your recommendation
  • Sources consulted or recommended
  • Title
  • Executive summary
  • Context and importance of the problem
  • Critique of policy option(s)
  • Policy recommendations
  • Appendices
  • Sources consulted or recommended
  • Title
  • Statement of the issue
  • Context and background
  • Options pros and cons
  • Resources used

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Anatomy of an NRP brief
  • Title
  • Authors
  • Summary
  • Recommendations
  • Background
  • Body
  • Evidence
  • Examples (boxes)
  • Tables and graphics
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Supporting information
  • Acknowledgements
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