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Analytic Tools in the Policy Process: What Works and What Does not?
ESD 11 December 6, 2000
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The task of analysts is to lay out the options, not to tell the decision makers what to do
Measure the right thing
Do not confuse the systems approach with systems analysis
Understand technologies and manage them accordingly
Quality pays and cleaner is cheaper
Don’t overemphasize science and de-emphasize engineering
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