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Chapter 5: Automatic Policy Adjustment
What is automatic policy adjustment? Some of the inherent variability in socio-economic and ecologic conditions under which a policy must operate can be anticipated, and monitoring can help trigger important policy adjustments to keep the policy functioning well.
Changes in economic, social and environmental conditions are normal. In Chapters 3 and 4 we emphasized that understanding a policy from multiple perspectives, both analytically and through deliberative processes with stakeholders and experts, can help policy-makers anticipate future conditions under which the policy will need to operate. Armed with this understanding policy-makers can perform two functions. The first function was introduced in Chapter 3 and involves identifying a specific policy or a ...