A Practical Guide to Policy Making In Northern Ireland

Date published: 16 May 2023

This document has been commissioned by the Northern Ireland Departments to provide practical guidance on the policy-making process in the devolved administration. It is aimed mainly at Northern Ireland civil servants at all levels who are involved in policy development or review, but should be of use to anyone who needs to understand the policy-making process in the region. While the guide is written mainly to deal with policies which are initiated by Ministers and departments, many of the techniques which it advocates can equally be applied by District Councils and other public sector organisations in developing their own policies.

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