Whether law or administrative rule, administrative process or a simple form – the state has a wide variety of options for organizing society and pursuing political goals. For each of these cases, the following questions need to be answered: what is the optimal design and how should the implementation look like for achieving the political goal in question?
Outcomes can be improved when better taking account of citizens’ viewpoints and involving them directly in the development of a policy, process or form.
For selected political projects, wirksam regieren tests alternative options for design and implementation. This is done very practically, under realistic conditions, building on existing scientific evidence, and in dialogue with citizens. For better solutions and better policies.