Connecting with Canadians
There's More to Policy Than Alignment
The demands on governments to meet citizen expectations for timely and effective policies, programs and services are enormous and difficult to satisfy. There are many competing priorities – managing the economy, sustaining a strong, viable social safety net, and dealing with climate change – that are complex issues to manage. The urgency and depth of the current economic downturn has added pressures to policy-making capacity. Addressing these challenges requires well considered, forward looking and creative policy approaches. How well equipped is the public sector to respond and to provide political leaders and public sector decision-makers with quality advice that will be effective in addressing Canada's public policy challenges?
Release Date: 28 May 2009
E-network: Strengthened Policy Capacity Needed for Governments