- A prior experience/expertise in policy formulation and implementation is needed, but not a limiting requirement
- A minimum of a bachelor's degree
- Come with a laptop
- Understanding English as a language of instruction during the training workshop
- Technocrats (officials) in the government in charge of policy, planning and program design, implementation, and monitoring;
- NGOs staff in charge of advocacy and program design and implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation;
- Consultants who develop policies and strategies for the government and Civil Society Organizations
- Researchers and students interested in public policy and policy analysis
- Private sector organizations/firms interested in advocating for an issue in government, or other stakeholders.
- Instructor: admin
- Duration: 3 days
Public policy analysis has been described as the art and craft of “speaking truth to power” (Wildavsky, 1987). Policy analysis aims to provide evidence-based analysis and advice to guide the development and implementation of public policy/programs — and influence the work of government agencies and other stakeholders. Policy analysis requires several distinct sets of skills: an understanding of the policy context, an appreciation for the concerns of diverse stakeholders, technical knowledge of analytical tools, and the ability to develop and communicate the preferred course of action. This course introduces the concept of policy analysis, provides practical skills and analytical frameworks for analyzing, evaluating, and communicating policy proposals and research findings to the decision-makers and other stakeholders.
Policy analysis does not end with the selection of a course of action/policy option, there follows communication of preferred policy options. This involves different forms and techniques. In this course, you will learn different forms and techniques of communicating outputs of policy analysis, including the findings of your study. Those involved in the policymaking process (and researchers and consultants) will learn how to prepare and communicate policy proposals and findings of your study, while those involved in advocacy will learn how to package and communicate your evidence-based position to your audience.