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Policy capability

Policy capability diagram

Policy agencies need to keep pace with current issues. Stewardship responsibilities mean they also need to invest in capability to meet future challenges.

Agencies need good systems for assuring policy quality, and to have a capable workforce. They need to be adept at engaging with the decision makers they're advising, as well as people likely to be affected by their advice. They need to be customer-centric.

The Policy Capability Framework

You can use the Policy Capability Framework to test your agency's policy capability.

The framework describes the key components of capability and offers ‘lines of inquiry’ and potential indicators to review and build overall organisational capability to produce quality policy advice.

It's one of three improvement frameworks co-designed for and by the policy community to help government agencies improve their policy quality, skills and capability.

The other two frameworks are:

All three frameworks are endorsed by the Head of Policy Profession and the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network.

Tools and resources

A range of tools are available for reviewing your agency's policy capability.

Communication tools

Conversations we’ve had so far about capable and high performing policy agencies

The Policy Project frameworks and tools are informed by co-design workshops held with groups from across the policy community.

Further information

Check out our other pages for more information. 

Last updated: 
Monday, 22 August 2016

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