Abstract for: Modeling a Policy for Managing Polio Vaccine in Japan: Scenario Planning Based on System Dynamics

This research is to provide a methodology for making policy scenarios based on the system dynamics. The authors deem this new methodology would be a useful tool for policymakers to make policy scenarios. As for the case study, this research deals with the policy scenarios for managing polioviruses in Japan as an example. This methodology includes both the simulation part of using System Dynamics and the conversation part related to Scenario Planning. Through using this methodology, we had structural understanding of the problem with the visible simulation results and conversation with member which was focusing on the parameters that would be a part of suggested scenarios. This methodology is expected to improve the public deliberations for making policy scenario based on data.