March 25, 2020

How to Apply What You Learn in Policy School: A Policymaker’s Checklist

checklist lines and boxes on a chalkboard

The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande makes the case that the checklist can help experts in almost any field apply their expertise, so I thought I would try crafting a checklist for myself and adapted a framework for rational policymaking that I learned in graduate school. . . .

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This article — by Kelly Vedi, a policy aide in Santa Clara County — was selected by the Centers for Civic Impact and Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as a winner in Apolitical's 2020 American Public Servant Writing Competition.

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The views expressed in the Government Innovators Network blog are those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, or of Harvard University.

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