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
- Once a prioritised set of potential policy options is determined, the next and final step is to develop the proposed policies and structure them into potential policy packages. To this, it is important to consider the roles of government (central and local), business and other stakeholders, such as community members, when classifying the different policies (see Table below).
Top-down Bottom-up Hybrid Feature of the approach Led by a governmental body Driven by the governed Drafting mode Experts Participatory Actors States, European institutions, Ministries Community members, NGOs, businesses and other organisations Inclusive of both, top-down and bottom-up actors Examples Crit’Air certificates Som Energia Scenario 100% RE by 2050
Furthermore, use the “Policy Canvas” framework is useful as an initial step towards developing each policy recommendation. This tool is built on the same logic as the Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder & Pigneur, 2010) and aims to facilitate the policy-design process. The “Policy Canvas” framework can be described through nine building blocks: context, actors, tools, policy recommendation, approach, objectives, obstacles, acceptance and assessment. The “Policy Recommendations Block” is the core of the canvas around which the other blocks are articulated.