Adventures in Public Policy Implementation: Confronting a Hero Complex in the Quest for the One True Goal

(aka The One with the Giant Marshmallow Monster)

Guest blog by Mario Ivan Martija

“Select a policy you would like to implement in the next six months” said the IPP program’s instructions. Easy. Having previously led programs that benefited a few Baja California’s industries, choosing another program for a successful short-term implementation would be a walk in the park, especially that now I would have the added-value and glamour attached to a Harvard methodology.

Or so I arrogantly thought.

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Driving diversification in the Cova da Beira Region, Portugal

Guest blog by João Leitão

  • Growth challenge: Cova da Beira Region: Driving Diversification to Complexity
  • Country/region/municipality: Portugal/Cova da Beira/Fundão

Learning how to drive the Cova da Beira Region, Portugal: From a stepping-stone to complexity. Reflections on LEG 2021, October 4 – December 10, 2021, from the Cova da Beira Region, Portugal

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