Rationale of the task: A policy briefing tests your ability to identify and describe concisely the key issues, existing policy options, identify the gaps and make recommendations on the best option. The skills you acquire are: capacity for summarising complex social problems in a concise fashion, to review and evaluate complex policy options and recommendations.
Details of task: This task requires students to write a policy brief on any ONE chosen social issue. The policy brief should include all these sections:
1. Clear statement of the particular issue or problem.
2. Describe the issue’s history (emergence, chronology/trends).
3. Define the issue.
4. Policy implications.
5. Executive Summary.
Word limit: 1000 words