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New Governance Arrangements  

Mixes of policy instruments that are intended to be mutually supportive, and to reflect a set of coherent goals in a consistent manner.

(Howlett and Rayner. 2007. "Design Principles for Policy Mixes: Cohesion and Coherence in 'New Governance Arrangements'")


NGAs involve four primary considerations:

a) Combining instruments in a supportive way so that multiple instruments do not undermine one another in the pursuit of goals.

b) Integrating instruments into existing arrangements to achieve a cohesive strategy.

c) Coordinating agencies and actors involved.

d) Creating a holistic approach to problem-solving rather than introducing multiple, unrelated solutions to a given problem.


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