10 Guidelines for Writing Policy Recommendations

  • Northern Ireland

25th April 2012, CARDI

Conor Breen

A policy recommendation is written policy advice prepared for some group or person that has the authority to make or to influence policy decisions, whether that is a minister in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), or in Northern Ireland (NI), a member of parliament, a local authority, parliamentary committee or other public body such as a health or education agency. Getting a recommendation

accepted by policymakers depends on many factors but a recommendation which is based on strong evidence, is cost effective to implement and takes account of international best practice has a better chance of being accepted and influencing policy debates. With this in mind, Conor Breen, CARDI Policy Officer, has prepared a set of guidelines for academics and other researchers for writing policy recommendations based on research.

Access the guidelines here

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