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How to plan, write and communicate an effective Policy Brief: Three steps to success

By 27/10/2014

This guide outlines how to make the most of your policy brief, by using strategic planning and targeted engagement with policy actors, to help you achieve positive policy influence. It is intended for use by researchers, knowledge brokers and communications professionals.

This guide is part of the R2A launch of  Policy Brief Week held from October 27th-31st, 2014. Over the course of the week the R2A team will be showcasing new guidance, commentary and an animation that brings into focus the value of the policy brief, while also seeking to help you understand more clearly what an effective policy brief looks like.

Title: How to plan, write and communicate an effective policy brief: Three steps to success Author: Laura ffrench-Constant Year: 2014


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