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Advanced Policy Development and Implementation – Public Policy Strategy-5th to 9th May 2014 - Dubai

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Course Overview

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About the Programme

This course is about the policy process in governments and public agencies. In studying this module you will gain an understanding and be able to contribute to the process of governmental policy-making, strategic planning and evaluation. Whether in managerial, administrative or political positions, people need to be able to understand the policy process in order to manage it or operate effectively within it. This involves both an understanding of the technical processes of policy and strategy making and of policy evaluation. The course draws on cases and examples from a wide variety of countries and institutions.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • gain a  critical understanding of policy-making processes in a variety of settings

  • have the ability to assess whether a proposed policy is likely to be successful

  • gain  the knowledge of international policy-making settings

  • get an understanding of how some of the world’s major policy decisions were made

  • Appreciate Facility the methods of strategic management used in different types of public sector organisation.

  • Know how to take advantage of these opportunities to improve the way you conduct your policymaking

  • Provide an overview of the low-priced technologies, tools and skills needed to participate in a changing policymaking environment

  • Understand the tensions between demands for participation and the need for orderly democratic processes

  • respond to the changing expectations around the ability to participate in policy-making processes

Who Should Attend

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This course will benefit all directorate level cadre i.e. Assistant directors, deputy directors and directors involved in the policy setting and implementation process.

Course Outline

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The Policy Analysis Model, Data Collection and Analysis

  • The Policy Analysis Model

  • Alternative Models

  • Stakeholders, Data Collection and Analysis

Implementation – Policy Instruments and Service Provision

  • Turning Policies into Practice – Choosing Policy Instruments

  • Case Study – Tobacco Control

  • Service Procurement and Provision

Allocating Resources and Assigning Responsibilities

  • Implementation – Resource Allocation

  • Assigning Government Responsibilities

  • Case Study – Resource Allocation and Targeting

Performance Management and Monitoring

  • Introduction to Performance management and monitoring

  • Performance Management

  • Programme Monitoring

  • Organising Monitoring and Evaluation in UK, Columbia and Australia

Policy Evaluation

  • Types of Evaluation

  • Programme Evaluation

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis

  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation

  • Evaluation Case Studies

Strategic Planning and Policy Making

  • Introduction

  • A Brief History of Strategic Management in Business

  • Strategic Management in the Public Sector

  • Choice of Strategic Planning Approach for the Public Sector

  • Case Studies

Policy Networks and Policy Transfer – Policy in a Globalised World

  • Introduction

  • Policy Networks

  • Policy Transfer

  • Case Study

Social Media and Policy Making

  • Overview of policymaking

  • Why is representative democracy a rejection of direct democracy?

  • Change in Communication -  How has the internet changes communications

  • Utilising Tools to Communicate Effectively - Collaborative authoring - blogging, Wikis, argument mapping etc. How the fact that it’s easy to write things collaboratively provides new opportunities

  • Open data and visualisation - How new forms of journalism and citizen-action is complementing forms of policymaking that civil servants are doing more of.

  • The ‘Politics’ of co-designed policymaking

Location, Pricing & Dates

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This programme is available as an in-house programme at the clients preferred location. (Minimum Class size 10) Contact our client liaison team to discuss running this programme in house.