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Social Policy

An overview of databases and resources that provide governmental information and resources related to policy

Policy Briefs & Policy-Related Reports

There are two types of policy briefs: an advocacy brief (arguing for a course of action) and an objective brief (provides an informative overview on an issue). Policy briefs are created to provide brief evidence-based overviews and convincing information that urge the reader to make a decision on a particular issue. Use these links to locate policy briefs and policy-related reports. For a guide on how to write your own policy brief refer to this document link, Writing Effective Reports, offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Public Sites for Seeking Policy-Related Reports & Publications

A Sampling of Think Tanks & Relevant Organizations

Be sure to read the think tank's mission and objectives; they may have certain biases or goals.