Chapter 5: The implementation of the law: results, impact and effectiveness
Results are real life outcomes of legislation. Legislation is a ‘blind shot’ if there is no knowledge on how it operates in real life. Yet what kind of results does legislation produce? How can these be anticipated and measured? When, how and by whom? And what does the lawmaker need to do? Effective lawmaking requires clearly defined results and where possible measurable targets, a smart mix of monitoring, review and evaluation clauses integrated in legislation, conscious learning from the results of previous monitoring and evaluation, and a validation of the knowledge to be gained by judicial work.
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