While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. Common problems include: rushing to solutions without thorough analysis; elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements; lack of integration of policy-making into annual and medium term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies; lack of imagination in the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation; formal evaluation processes that have no impact on policy work.
This course will help participants and participating organizations be more successful in developing and implementing public policies.
Managers in central ministries and regional administrations as well as heads of administration or similar at district level working with policy issues, who are counterparts to Danish-supported development activities. Civil society organizations in a similar role may also apply
Participants are expected to have leading positions in their organizations, a relevant university degree and at least 3-5 years of professional experience in the public sector in one of Denmark’s priority countries.
Participants are able to:
- understand and to follow the stages in the policy-making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation processes;
- advise on most appropriate policy instruments to use for a policy objective;
- actively engage in the implementation process;
- selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy issues; and
- contribute to the design and execution of monitoring and evaluation schemes.
- Policy and democracy
- Policy process
- Stakeholder analysis
- Applied policy research
- Public financial management
- Policy instruments
- Economic governance and management
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Performance management
- Public private partnerships
To ensure that the outcome of the course is relevant to the individual participant and the home organization, the Public Policy Course has adopted a project-related approach and makes extensive use of action learning and participatory training methods. The course will blend introductory lectures on contemporary concepts, group and individual work to relate topics to the participants’ home organizations.
The course is co-funded by Danida Capacity Development Support Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 2,500 per participant per tutorial week.
Total funding needs are DKK 2,500 per participant. This includes study fees, international air fare, accommodation, and allowances.
Place of Study
In Nairobi at Strathmore Business School – www.strathmore.edu
The full course schedule can be seen here.