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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Developing Policy Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Strengthening Policy Capacity in the Health Bureaucracy

Gleeson, Deborah, d.gleeson@latrobe.edu.au January 2009 (has links)
In recent years there has been increasing interest in improving the quality of policy through building the policy capacity of public sector institutions. To date, however, there has been little evidence on which to base capacity building interventions. This thesis presents a study of policy process and policy capacity in the Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Australian State of Victoria. Policy capacity was defined as the organisational infrastructure that supports effective policy development and implementation (including individual competencies). The study drew on the health policy, public policy and public administration literature. Data collection methods involved (i) individual in-depth interviews with policy workers in four policy-oriented organisational units of DHS to explore the policy process and policy capacity, and (ii) a focus group and individual interviews with experienced policy workers to explore potential capacity building strategies. Findings indicate that building policy capacity requires attention to four domains: building and managing a policy-competent workforce; developing formal processes and guidelines for strengthening the policy process; strengthening organisational culture and policy leadership; and strengthening structures and relationships to support policy capacity. Building capacity also involves negotiating tensions between policy capacity and two other elements of governing capacity (administrative capacity and state capacity). The appropriate choice of capacity building strategies depends on context and contingency, including the specifics of particular policies, times and settings. Accordingly, the thesis concludes that a focus on developing policy leadership at the middle and senior levels would be a strategic approach to building policy capacity. Policy leadership involves local level judgement, mentorship, initiative and responsibility, and the ability to mobilise organisational resources to build policy capacity.

Exploring the dimensions of state policymaking--a health care perspective a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment ... for the degree of Doctor of Public Health (Health Policy) ... /

Paul-Shaheen, Pamela. January 1995 (has links)
Thesis (D.P.H.)--University of Michigan, 1995.

Essays on interactions between environmental and fiscal policies analytical and numerical general equilibrium analyses /

Kim, Seung-rae. January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2003. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Available also from UMI Company.

Essays on money and credit

Meuller, L. January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Göteborgs universitet, 2000. / Includes bibliographical references.

A comparative study of the health care policies in Hong Kong and Singapore /

Suen, Yuk-lam, Kelvin, January 2002 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hong Kong, 2002. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-66).

Public and private parties' participation in housing development in Hong Kong /

Yu, Wai-kin, Nicol. January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (M. Sc.)--University of Hong Kong, 2000. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 123-131).

Identifying and testing the transmission mechanism of monetary policy

Endut, Norhana. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Washington University, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-104).

The effects of monetary policy shocks in Japan and international transmission of economic disturbances

Bae, Gunho, January 1995 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri--Columbia, 1995. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 135-141).

Energy policy in the Republic of China and Japan, 1970-1985 a comparative examination of energy politics and policies /

Wang, Han-Kuo. January 1987 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--North Texas State University, 1987. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 315-337).

Theoretical and ideological discussion of environmental problems in the Soviet Union and East Germany 1965-77

DeBardeleben, Joan T. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis--University of Wisconsin--Madison. / Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 377-409).

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