THE PROBLEM HISTORY PHASE OF POLICY RESEARCH, DEFINING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRO

The problem history phase of policy research, defining the importance of the problem is a critical step. What are the reasons for defining the importance of the problem and what difficulties might arise in the policy project if the importance of the problem is not established? Why is evaluating the feasibility of recommended courses of action to address a public policy problem a critical factor in the policy analysis process and what types of difficulties might arise in the process if this step is not completed correctly?