With an increasingly well-educated public service, numerous national and international conferences and exchanges between counterpart Ministers and officials, not to mention the assistance of ‘Professor Google’ and the rise of a new class of ‘policy entrepreneurs’, policy ideas from one place can swiftly transfer to another. Recommendations for new or reformed policies and programs and budget bids frequently draw on experience elsewhere to bolster their likelihood of success.
Unfortunately bad ideas sometimes jump borders as quickly and powerfully as well evidenced ones; or good ideas which have worked in one place fail to transplant well. Why does this happen and is there a way to learn from mistakes rather than repeat them?
Please join our knowledgeable and engaging speaker as he canvasses what we know about giving wings to good ideas and grounding bad ones.