Policy studies could be defined as the combination of policy analysis and program evaluation. It "involves systematically studying the nature, causes, and effects of alternative public policies, with particular emphasis on determining the policies that will achieve given goals."

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  • Examines three main aspects of public policy study: policy process, policy analysis, and the socio-economic forces that shape public policy. Current theories of how public policy is made are examined to further understand public policy making in developing countries. Various policy models are analyzed and their relative strengths and advantages are compared in terms of real world implementation, particularly in developing countries.