Policy Analysis Paper:
requires two submissions. The first, a proposal,
is a very short document (no more than two pages), describing a policy issue of
interest to you currently under consideration by the federal, state, or local
government. It must be of manageable size, and current. Huge changes in
law (such as the creation of Medicare Part D or the full implementation of the
PPACA health care reform act) are too overwhelming for this task. We’ll discuss
them in class, instead. I am done with this Please find the attached and based on the proposal you need to complete the work.
itself examines that policy issue in two ways. It reviews its history through
the present (doing a condensed literature review), and then presents an
analysis and recommendation for future action, using the format which follows.
You can take an issue which is of particular interest to you/your employer/your
professional association now, trace recent action on it in the Congress or the
Maryland General Assembly, and present it as a proposal to a legislator or
agency head. The paper should be a maximum of 15 pages and no less than 13 pages , as the
policymaker you advise has a very limited attention span. Use headings and
subheadings to make it easier to read, and proper grammar, spelling, and
Format for Policy Analysis Paper:
1. Verify, Define and Detail the Problem -
Examine the history of the issue through the present, providing a condensed
literature review of previous research/legislation on it. Settle on a definition of the problem which
you feel can be tackled through legislative action and then describe the
problem as clearly as you can.
2. Establish Evaluation Criteria - How
will you know when the problem is solved?
How can you compare possible approaches? Enumerate criteria which are
important to the key actors dealing with this problem. What are your/their objectives and goals in
3. Identify Alternative Policies -
Describe the most promising policies which could be undertaken to combat the
problem you have identified.
4. Evaluate Alternative Policies - What
are the expected impacts and drawbacks of the alternatives under
consideration? Will they have different
possibilities of being passed and/or funded?
5. Display and Select Among Alternative
Policies - This can be done by using a chart, outline, or other form to
describe the plusses and minuses of each approach. At a minimum, identify potential supporters
and opponents, funding sources, patterns of possible implementation and
6. Monitor and Evaluate Policy Outcomes -
If available, information on what actually happened with this policy or its
predecessors provides valuable insight. Such feedback enables us to move back
to the beginning and see the next problem emerge.
Use headings and subheadings to make it easier to read, and proper grammar, spelling, and citations.
Use the correct APA format