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Policy Capacity 

The institutional ability to conduct policy analysis and implement its results effectively and efficiently.

(Pal 2006, 35)


Not only do governments participate in developing policy capacity and good governance; many foundations, private actors, and nongovernmental agencies supporting a host of initiatives to develop democracy and capacities also participate in this process.


Pal, Leslie. 2006. Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 3rd ed. Toronto: Nelson Education.


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