Any domain where there is a wicked problem or set of problems, or a complex network of cause-effect relationships; when assessing the failure of the economic activities and functions of government with respect to the sustainable development goals is very probable a wicked set of problems exists

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Name1 Collaborative diagnostics
Target Outcome a shared diagnostic hypothesis on the basis of many inputs
Social actors and roles Any social actor with an active interest in the problem area
Trigger or preceding interaction problem statement, a shock, the sensing of a negative trend (e.g. erosion of resources, excessive risk taking by some actors,…)
Interfaces and services A collaborative diagnostics guideline clearinghouse.
Inputs and outputs inputs: evidence and comments from the various stakeholders; output: an agreed diagnostic hypothesis.
Stores and tools diagnostic instruments and guidelines, such as the Diagnosis guidelines2 (at the US National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Other characteristics
Part of Collective Regulative Bundle
Parts See Diagnosis.
Succeeding Interactions solution design, therapy selection, or agenda setting
Alternatives Lobby driven agenda setting, and interventions; "sprawl" or expert-driven diagnostic hypotheses (where experts may neglect the impact of assumptions made in the research that they use as a basis for their recommendations).
Action Realm Monitoring & Evaluation
Further reading Collaborative Diagnostics (Wikiworx).

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