ACTON INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
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actonpolicyresearch.org exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.
DELIVERING POLICY OUTCOMES
Better ways to achieve goals
The history of public policy is also a history of disappointments over the actual outcomes achieved. Well-intentioned interventions fail to deliver because problems have been mis-defined or confounded by unanticipated consequences.
The lessons from previous policy failures don’t have enough impact on the design of new interventions. The result can be repeat cycles of interventions failing – a failure to learn and adapt by governments.
The Acton Institute for Policy Research and Innovation seeks to break these cycles of disappointment by developing better ways of learning and adapting in public policy in the face of uncertainties and unexpected consequences.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST
With years of experience, our policy analysts have the capabilities and expertise to take public policy to the next level.
At Acton Institute for Policy Research and Innovation we combine our insights and skills to transform processes and strategies to deliver better outcomes.
We track and analyse the effectiveness of public policy design and delivery in order to identify opportunities to develop new and improved concepts and methods for use by governments and non-profit entities working in the public interest
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Evidence for policy decisions
We carry out underpinning research and experimental development (R&D) activities using scientific methods to improve how public policy is designed, appraised, delivered and evaluated as an integrated learning process. In so doing, reducing the likelihood of wasted public expenditures and increasing the likelihood of strong and demonstrable public benefits being achieved.
COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Contributing to policy effectiveness
We contribute to the general effectiveness of public policy by widely disseminating information and understanding of new and improved concepts and methods for effective learning and adaptation in public policy - and why they are important in a democratic society.
Our aim is to improve the quality of debate on public policy in general, and science and innovation policy in particular.
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