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Conducting a Policy Dialogue to Achieve Results

Author: Woman in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Publication date: 2013

A policy dialogue involves people from different groups sitting together to focus on an issue in which they have a mutual, but not necessarily common, interest. This can bring about meaningful improvements to policies or programmes. Policy dialogues are powerful advocacy platforms for informal workers—and invaluable sources of information and solutions for officials.

While there is no ideal model for a policy dialogue, this Guide explains what a policy dialogue is and how to prepare for and implement an effective policy dialogue. It includes some useful tips on focusing on objectives to get results, and practical solutions to issues that can arise.

A short example of a successful health policy dialogue in Ghana is included.