When writing a policy brief, there are many things one has to consider: The language has to be just right, not too technical but professional. The length has to be brief yet informative and most of all it needs to speak to a pre-identified and targeted audience.
Writing policy briefs
IDRC have put together this useful guide entitled “How to write a policy brief”. It covers pretty much everything you need to think about when developing a new brief, from framing the problem and defining the structure, to developing actionable recommendations.
How many times have we had to write a policy brief on a very complex piece of research that has contained no clear take away messages?
How can specialist research findings be translated for the non-specialist audience while being both informative and engaging?
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