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42nd APPAM Fall Research Conference

All Day Event
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008

As our 42nd annual meeting, the APPAM 2020 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues

Research across the Policy Lifecycle – Formulation, Implementation, Evaluation and Back Again

New data, improved research methods, and increased policymaker attention all mean that our policies and programs have the potential to be more evidence-based than ever before.  But what happens when evidence-based programs and policies are actually implemented?  Policies and programs often perform differently than expected for reasons rooted in the policies or programs themselves, in the contexts in which they are implemented, or in the process of their implementation. Policymaking can benefit from research exploring the challenges of implementation in real-world contexts and the correlates of successful implementation.  Evaluations both of the extent of policy success or failure and of the sources of that success or failure can help inform our understanding of where to focus attention next, precipitating the next cycle of problem identification and policy development.

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