About policy lab
The policy lab is designed for policymakers and researchers whose work is to engage citizens, NGOs,
institutions and companies in policy. Inspired by the Design Thinking methodology, this bottom-up
approach helps to co-design policy recommendations with stakeholders in order to change their behaviours
and have an impact in everyday life. Built as 10 steps that be taken globally or separately,
this guideline is meant to be applicable to any country, any sector, with different focal points
to accommodate for local circumstances.
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Other step Overview
- An additional step towards contextualising future policies entails determining the functional characteristics of each policy intervention. To do so, it is advised to use the “Intervention Wheel”. This tool is built on the foundations presented by the Behaviour Change Wheel (Michie, van Stralen, & West, 2011) and has been extended by including the type of policy interventions from step 4. The advantage of using the wheel in this step is that it helps policymakers to streamline their policy ideas into specific policy interventions with related, practical functions (education, coercion, training, enablement, incentivisation, etc.).
Policy formulation is not the ultimate goals of this step. The objective is to build a structured map of the mix of policy options generated.