Public Policy

Public Policy

PublicPolicy

PublicPolicy

Allthe evaluation criteria provided are important and none should bediscredited in favor of another. Each and every one of them has anenormous role to play in the entire society or nation. Economic costsand efficiency often complement one another. The ratio of outputsand inputs are often compared in efficiency. Policies are often meantto achieve desired goals. Efficient policies are therefore thosewhich achieve more of a desired goal at a minimal cost or the cost ofa goal is equal to the cost of a policy provided. In other words, theprice or cost of a goal should never exceed the cost of policypresent or being offered (Kraft &amp Furlong, 2014).

Policyeffectiveness can be viewed as the degree to which a policy attainsits expected goals within a particular period of time. It measuresthe degree of actual output result against that of planned resultsafter a specified period of time. This makes a clear distinctionbetween efficiency and effectiveness. This is attributed to the factthat sometimes a policy can be efficient but not effective. An equitypolicy should consider all other alternatives available beforedeciding on the best. The other policies disqualified should be onfair grounds. Voluntary policies are more equitable than mandatorypolicies.

Accordingto Kraft et al (2014), these policy evaluation criteria are always inconflict with one another hence, all of them must be consideredbefore making any vital decision. Therefore, an appropriate mix ofthem should be decided on and it should be as economical as possible.As such, all policy evaluation criterion factors are equallyimportant regardless of the policy in question.

Reference

Kraft,M &amp Furlong, S.R. (2014). PublicPolicy. Politics, Analysis and Alternatives.Sage Publications.