A fresh take on policy innovation
What is Policy Prototyping?
Policy Prototyping is the art of testing and experimenting with policy ideas to ultimately provide evidence-based input that can improve existing governance frameworks and/or inform lawmaking processes.
Open Loop follows four main steps when rolling out its programs.
First, the consortium creates policy prototypes on specific topics related to emerging technologies like AI.
Second, we test and evaluate these prototypes under real world conditions by collecting information from participants as they apply these frameworks to their specific products and services.
This unique methodology of supporting rulemaking through real life testing allows us to actively probe and learn
By asking questions about how clear, applicable, and effective these policy prototypes are, our collaborators will learn about their effects, strengths, and limitations.
Third, we apply the lessons learned so participants can iterate on and improve these normative frameworks.
And fourth, Open Loop delivers evidence-based policy recommendations to policy makers based on the findings of the program and the feedback collected.
Easy as one, two, three
Overview of program methodology
- Issue analysis
- Scoping & positioning
- Program objectives
- Assessment of legal environment
- Determination of program type
- Partner selection & stakeholder engagement
- Program agreements & governance
- Outreach participants
- Design policy prototype
- Design test framework
- Deploy prototype
- Test prototype
- Policy evaluation and recommendation