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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 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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