De onderbouwing van DGG-beleid (The Foundation of Freight Policy)
Een procesbesschrijving voor het gebruik van beleidsinhoudelijke gegevens (A Process Description for Performance Measurement Within the Policy Process)
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This report is written in Dutch with an English summary.
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To encourage the development of evidence-based and effective policies and ensuring value-for-money within government, the Netherlands is in the process of implementing a new budgetary process (VBTB). To make better use of "hard evidence" in the policymaking process, the Dutch Directorate-General for Freight (DGG) commissioned RAND Europe to perform a process analysis. The analysis shows that at any time during a calendar year there are three different processes interacting and competing for the attention of policymakers:
- the budgetary process, with a fixed time-frame of a calendar year;
- the data collection process, with a fixed time-frame and time lag (for monitoring data) and variable length for specific research questions; and
- the policy making process, with a varying time-frame.
At any moment these three processes braid together into a complex score of data streams and queries. RAND Europe prepared a briefing for the DGG staff engaged in policymaking and performance management. The briefing contained a simplified representation of this complexity and a flow chart indicating the moments within the budgetary year where up-to-date "hard" evidence on the effectiveness of policies could be included in the process.