The Public Policy Research course is a unique offering to the certificate course environment. Bringing together cutting edge policy frameworks in the broad fields of Governance, Policy Communication and Data evaluation. This course introduces participants to the political significance and societal consequences of policy and policymaking. While policies help accelerate the essential political processes, the curriculum is carefully designed to help participants not only to develop skills and knowledge to understand policy and methodology but to also monitor and evaluate public policy.
To introduce participants to policy research and its main function areas- methodology, analysis, evaluation and communication.
To help participants equip themselves for an analysis approach to the making of policies.
To prepare participants in conducting policy research of any subject area with diverse requirements.
By the end of the course you will have:
The ability to develop meaningful and sustainable solutions to the challenging situations in public affairs and governance.
An understanding of research methods which will help understand the impact of a particular policy, program or procedure.
A sound grounding advocacy of policies to inform the citizens of the existence of a policy and persuading them to participate in and/or comply with the policy requirements.
The skill to analyse evidence based policy which improves effectiveness of existing programs for further research and management
The capacity for project management where policy monitoring and evaluation will Promote learning and enhance policies’ efficiency and effectiveness.