~ Policy & Program Implementation
This topic is the integrative one in my scholarship, looking at how policy problems are interpreted and solutions shaped by policy fields, organizations, and frontline conditions. These ideas are brought into clear focus in Effective Implementation In Practice, the 2015 book with Stephanie Moulton. But here are some other resources:
Sandfort, Jodi, Catherine McKay and Sook Jin Ong. 2018. “Performance Management Regimes in Practice: Examining the local agencies implementing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,” American Review of Public Administration.
Worksheets to Support Practice
(Appendices) from Sandfort and Moulton (2015) Effective Implementation in Practice (Jossey-Bass).
Policy Field Audit
Policy Field Visual Diagrams
Program Process Flow Diagrams
Organization - Program Integration Audit
Front-line Interactions Audit
Target Experiences Analysis
Moulton, Stephanie and Jodi Sandfort. 2017 "The Strategic Action Fields Framework for Policy Implementation Research." Journal of Policy Studies. 45(1): 144-169.
**This article lays out the theoretical foundation underpinning our book and is relevant for researchers interested in exploring the topic of implementation more systematically **
Roll, Stephen Stephanie Moulton and Jodi Sandfort, 2017 “A Comparative Analysis of Policy & Program Implementation Literatures.” Journal of Public & Nonprofit Affairs, 3(1), 3-22
Moulton, Stephanie and Jodi Sandfort, "From Fidelity to Fit: Enabling Successful Interventions in Complex Implementation Systems," working paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Miami, FL 2015.
Backwards Mapping (with Shannon Evans), Video Brief 2014.
Multilevel Implementation Analysis (with Kassira Absar), Video Brief 2014
Policy Fields (with Micah Intermill), Video Brief, 2011
Sandfort, Jodi, 2010. “Nonprofits within Policy Fields” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Summer. 29(3), 637-644.
Sandfort, Jodi 2010. “Designing a Safety-Net that Supports Low-Income Workers,” CURA Reporter, Spring/Summer. 40:1-2, 29-36.
Sandfort, Jodi R., Sally Coleman Selden, and Jessica Sowa. 2008. “Do the Tools Used by Government Influence Organizational Performance? An Examination of Early Childhood Education Policy Implementation,” American Review of Public Administration. December, 38:4, 412-43.
Sandfort, Jodi R. and H. Brinton Milward. 2008. “Collaborative Service Provision in the Public Sector,” Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations, edited by Steve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham, and Peter Smith Ring, Oxford University Press, 147-174
Sandfort, Jodi. 2009. “Human Service Organizational Technology: Improving Understanding and Advancing Research,” Human Services as Complex Organizations, 2nd edition, edited by Yeheskel Hasenfeld. Sage Publications. 269-290.
Selden, Sally Coleman, Jessica Sowa, and Jodi Sandfort. 2006. “The Impact of Nonprofit Collaboration in Early Care and Education on Management and Program Outcomes,” Public Administration Review, 66:3, 412-425.