Our Approach

Our primary goal is to create and maintain a focus on utilization.

We plan, tailor, and conduct projects in a collaborative approach to ensure results will be relevant and useful to inform decisions and improve child and community well-being. Our approach is built on trusted relationships, processes, and evidence to result in comprehensive understanding, collaborative action, knowledge advancement, and ultimately meaningful impact and change.

Our approach at PolicyWise is intrinsically linked to our commitment to assuring quality and embracing complexity.

Projects are complex, dynamic, and contextual. Situational adaptation allows for, and embraces such complexities, dynamics and context. Decision-making and processes adapt to circumstances, it is process-oriented and acknowledges that one size does not fit all. This adaptation is rooted in a commitment to quality. Quality is traditionally defined with concepts such as pursuing excellence, purpose-driven, improvement-focused, competence, responsiveness, responsibility, and accountability. Defined structures and processes are an important facilitator of assuring quality; however, how these are applied is critically important.

  • How does PolicyWise manage projects for quality in complexity?
  • Projects at PolicyWise are conducted through participatory and collaborative efforts.
  • Projects at PolicyWise are developmental in nature: iterative, evolving, flexible application of and use of structures and processes are important.
  • Projects are clearly focused on policy and program development.

This approach aligns with our values, supports our mission, and enables us to achieve outcomes associated with our Theory of Change.