Policy and Practice Support

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This 75 minute video describes the problems with relying on common sense to deal with complex problems, as well as how to improve responses by optimising prediction using scenarios, and improved measurement and reaction.

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This framework presents a structured way to review all the possibilities for understanding and acting on a complex problem. The questions are:

Scoping of complex social and environmental problems can be undertaken using the following seven phase framework.

 

Phase 1: Analyse the Context

Combines system dynamics group modelling and group explorer strategy making to “facilitate the design of multi-method strategy modelling workshops”. Consists of:

The aim of this analysis is to determine “who or what really counts”. Although developed in a business context, the analysis has broader relevance.

Power, legitimacy and urgency are defined as follows:

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This tool aims to identify the primary stakeholders, as well as suggesting how best to interact with them. It was developed to influence policy in development settings and is usually conducted as a group process with diverse participants, who have insights into different aspects of the policy and the relevant key players.

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  • To describe different ways community engagement can occur
  • To assist in the selection of the appropriate level of public participation for projects involving community engagement

 

This collection of cases illustrates the use of system dynamics in consulting projects in: chemicals, criminal justice, defense and aerospace, economics and finance, education, energy and environment, engineering and construction, health care, production management, multisector planning, public health, technology, transportation, and urban plann

Overview of several high profile system dynamics model-based applications, selected to show what such models look like, how they emerged (often in multidisciplinary interventions), and how they were used successfully to influence strategy, policy, and decision making.

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