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Evidence-Based PolicyA Practical Guide to Doing It Better$
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Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841608

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199841608.001.0001

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What’s in This Book and Why

What’s in This Book and Why

(p.3) Chapter I.A What’s in This Book and Why
Evidence-Based Policy

Nancy Cartwright

Jeremy Hardie

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of two cases where policies with “good evidence” went wrong: the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project and the California Class-Size Reduction Program. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a general framework for understanding what went wrong in these two cases. This framework will provide readers with the kinds of questions that must be answered to make better predictions about whether a proposed program will work, and how and when to implement the program.

Keywords:   evidence, policy, program implementation, Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project, California class-size reduction program

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