PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

 

 

 

 

Announcement in Brief

Type :Short Term Course 
Programme Area : Public policy evaluation and analysis
Beginning of the course : 20 to 24  September 2021
Duration : 1 Week 
Language :English
Location :Web Based E-Learning (Zoom) 
Fee :Covered by UNECA and MTCP
Application Deadline : 13 September  2021
Specific target audience :MTCP Recipient Countries
Website :https://services.unidep.org/e-idep
Applications :https://www.unidep.org/?apply

 

 


 PROGRAM RATIONALE


 The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been severe in sub-Saharan Africa, but so far countries are weathering the storm. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook (2019) of the African Development Bank Africa, real GDP is estimated to contract by 2.0% in 2020, at the low end of the April 2020 forecast.
This overall decline rate of 2% hides significant disparities between sub-regions and between countries. In the same sense, even within a single country, sectors are affected unevenly and sometimes even sectors such as information and communication technologies and digital trade have grown in some countries.
 Thus, for a good economic recovery, it is important to make an in-depth impact analysis by area by country and by sector. 
 Public Policy analysis relies heavily on data collected at discrete intervals along the policy cycle. That begins from the problem identification through evaluation. In this disruptive age, managers are required to upskill their professional skills in gaining the ability to identify issues and challenges. They should be able to analyse data and situations, make informed decision and evaluate the outcome of policy implementation.
It is against this backdrop that the African Institute for Economic Development (IDEP) and National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia, are jointly organizing the second phase of the training programme on Evaluating Public Policy after the first one organized in 2019. With IDEP as development partner, this joint-programme is organized under the flagship programme of Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP)- a Government-to-Government Fellowship Programme by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES


 The course aims at enabling participants to plan, evaluate and strategize on public-sector policies to boost economic growth rates, master the tools and tactics needed to get things done and move  organization forward. Participants will be able to formulate effective policies, through various methods of analysis using the in-house analysis toolkit to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of policies; introducing Malaysia’s public policy evaluation and monitoring methods in public sector policies and developments such as outcome-based evaluation, value management and high-impact project to provide a sustainable and resilient policy-making. In this regard, participants will be exposed to the experience of Malaysia in public policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation through some case studies. There will also be a comparison with African experiences in terms of policy evaluation. Thus, the course will encourage experiences sharing and learning of good practices. 



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