The policy process does not run itself. At each stage, ministers, their staff, policy professionals and administrators are responsible for the sequence of actions required to move policy from ideas to implementation and beyond.

Those managing policy development must deal with inherent complexity, scarce resources and skills, time pressures and conflicting roles.

This chapter:

examines the importance of procedural integrity

examines ethical considerations in policy work

explores some of the management challenges in public policy and techniques available to meet them.