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Chapter 9: Formal Policy Review and Continuous Learning
What are formal policy review and continuous learning? Regular review, even when the policy is performing well, and the use of well-designed pilots throughout the life of the policy to test assumptions related to performance, can help address emerging issues and trigger important policy adjustments.
In Chapter 3 we introduced the case example of the Crow Rate, a rate-control agreement for transporting grain produced on the Canadian Prairies by railway. This policy instrument was a fixture of western Canadian agriculture and development for almost 100 years. It was engraved into the Railway Act in 1925 and did not change for the next ...