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Public Policy Analysis: The Policy Memo

Video

Preparing Your Policy Memo. Prepared for theGlobal Debate and Public Policy Challenge, but a good general introduction on how to write a policy memo.

Writing Policy Memos

Policy Memos
Guidelines from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Policy Memo
Writing policy memos. From the Writing Studio at Duke University.
A Public Policy Guide to Style for Authors of Policy Memos, Theses, and Reports
Mark Henderson and Carol Chetkovich. Mills College Public Policy Program, Fall 2008.

Sample Memos

Sample Policy Memo
From the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
NEPC Policy Memo: Charter Schools, Fair Housing and Legal Standards: A Call for Equal Treatment
Lisa Hoag Mieritz. June, 2012
Defending Marriage: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Thomas M. Messner and Jennifer A. Marshall. The Heritage Foundation. January 13, 2009.
Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Insurance: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Stuart M. Butler and Nina Owcharenko. The Heritage Foundation. December 3, 2008.
Big Bets & Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book
"Policy Recommendations for President Obama's Second Term by the Foreign Policy Scholars at Brookings." January 2013.

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