REFORM's Governance and Public Policy Programme seeks to promote an inclusive government for a more inclusive society. REFORM sees that the current public policy does not address the needs of the majority of Palestinian society. In order to address this deficiency, REFORM’s Governance and Public Policy Programme is calling for the renewal of the social contract. To achieve this, both civil society and official actors are engaged in a process of reforming structural relations shaped by public policies and practices. Such relationships include those between individuals, their communities and governing bodies.
REFORM seeks to review and reform how policies are formulated. By ensuring broad participation at all levels of governance and a needs-based approach, more relevant and inclusive policymaking practices are developed. REFORM promotes public consultation in regulatory processes, raising awareness amongst the general public of the importance of participating in decision-making processes. Based on public consultation and informed by applied research, REFORM also makes recommendations to decision-makers. These recommendations are submitted through advisory papers.