Project & Policy Methodologies

A New Policy Analysis Methodology

Our approach can be used for specific policies and policy-relevant projects. It is an approach that makes explicit many aspects of the policy formation and implementation process that often go undetected or unrecognized. It is multi-scaled in structure, particularly for international policies that have local implementation through projects and changed governance strategies. The analytical result is the creation of varied strategies for diverse audiences.

The goal of the Policy Methodology is to improve policy impacts through a better understanding of what goes on in the policy process from the beginning of policy formulation through to outcomes (e.g. changed behaviour of people on the ground, practices of natural resource use, changed status of the environment, etc.).

Political Ecology and Vulnerability/Risk Analyses

In addition to the New Policy Method, Action2030 draws upon other key analytical tools that have proven to be creative and powerful means to re-think existing policy issues and problems, providing new pathways for policy reform and structural change. Political Ecology is a theoretical approach to analyzing the political economy of the environment-development nexus that is multi-scaled, dynamic, and attempts to bridge the divide between the social and natural sciences through integrative methods and problem framing. Vulnerability Analysis enables policy assessment through resultant relative vulnerability of various populations and places. Applicable to both long-term problems of populations at risk of natural disaster, as well as structural vulnerability from historically-evolved poverty, socioeconomic inequality, and access to resources, Vulnerability Analysis points to policy answers that attend to the demands of those who have least benefited from current processes of globalization and development. top

Commodity Chain Analysis

Global Commodity Chain (GCC) analysis is a useful tool which Action2030 frequently employs to understand the pathway of any particular commodity from initial production to final consumption. Global networks of production, distribution and consumption are a vivid and revealing aspect of the processes of globalization. We are connected to hundreds, if not thousands of people and often dozens of places through the majority of commodities we daily rely upon or consume. Tracing those connections clarifies the immense potential for intervention and positive change in policies and practices at multiple scales, within varied institutions, and by diverse actors. top



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