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Policy, planning and legislation: An introduction

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Policy is generally defined as a plan of action on the part of a government, business or other organisation (e.g. international or regional animal health bodies) intended to influence decisions and actions in a particular direction. Policy is therefore the “intent” to do something, but this will not achieve the desired goal unless it is implemented. The latter involves planning, strategies and actions, which must be underpinned by legislation if the policy derives from government.

Language: 
English
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Audience: 
Student
License Condition: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0  
Education Level: 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Academic Year: 
2014
Instructor: 

Prof Darrell Abernethy

Head of Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.