The Policy Research Paper is a five unit-long project that allows the opportunity to examine an issue of current relevance to local or national public policy making. In Unit I the topic proposal was submitted.
Remember that this policy paper should contain a comprehensive assessment of the problem, the proposed (or actual) policy, and the potential (or actual) consequences of implementation of that policy. You should think of yourself as a staff person who must advise a policy maker facing a problem that must be resolved in the near future. As this staff person, adopt one of the perspectives of public management as presented in this module, and frame your responses around this approach.