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Guiding Principles

What makes YRH policy language good? Good YRH policy incorporates a set of guiding principles that cut across all key elements and dimensions. Good policies:

 

General Principles of Good Policy

The guiding principles highlighted in youth-policy.com are those with specific relevance to YRH policy. Other, more general guiding principles of good policy apply equally to YRH policy. These include the following:

Be Realistic. Policies should be realistic in their goals and objectives. Too many policies suffer from being impractical.

Tie language to resources. Policies should not exist in a vacuum. They should make resources available and be linked strategic plans of action.

Support policy with solid information. Although a lengthy diagnostics section is not always desirable or feasible in a policy, such information can help to clarify the underlying rationale for the policy course chosen.

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