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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Essentials of Policy Development

Aug 19—23
5 days
Singapore, Singapore
SGD 5130 ≈USD 3763
SGD 1026 per day

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Public sector managers and policymakers are tasked with delivering timely, high-quality and workable solutions to complex and constantly evolving socio-political, economic and sectoral challenges. This demands a thorough understanding of problems on the ground and expertise in the formulation and execution of policies that have real impact. It also requires a deep understanding of the different approaches to distinct, yet interrelated policy issues.

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Essentials of Policy Development programme imparts detailed foundational knowledge and arms participants with the theoretical frameworks they need to understand the policy development process, from conceptualising public policy to evaluating options and measuring outcomes and impact. The programme combines interactive lectures, policy case studies and facilitated group work to complement conceptual learning with practical training.

Programme Objectives

        Understand policy cycles and the gaps that need to be addressed in policy development

        Acquire the political, administrative and analytical capabilities needed to shape policy development

       Adopt a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to analysing, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating public policies

        Acquire and sharpen your technical skills in each stage of the policy development process

        Be introduced to the different analytical, decision-making, evaluation and communication tools that can help you become more effective in your role

Increase your confidence in mapping out, managing and communicating with stakeholders, organisations and the general public

Who should attend

Policy analysts, strategists, and government professionals in policy functions, with more than 2 years of work experience

Most suited for anyone requiring introduction and exposure to policymaking and programme development


DR. ADRIAN KUAH Head (Case Studies Unit) & Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Adrian Kuah is Head of Case Studies Unit and Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His research interests include futures studies, complexity science, and poli...
Mr Hawyee Auyong is a Research Fellow at the Case Study Unit of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He develops case studies that are used in public policy courses. He has a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer...
Cheryl Chung is the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the School, Cheryl worked for the Singapore Government for 12 years where she led foresight and strategy activities across several ministry portfolios. Her work mainly focused o...
John A. Sweeney is an award-winning designer, author, and futurist. He has worked in over 40 countries with extensive experience in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the MENA region. John has worked with numerous universities, international development and humanitarian aid agencies, nonprofit f...
Donald Low is Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Besides leading the School’s executive education efforts, he also heads its Case Study Unit. His research interests at the School include economics in public policy, inequality and social ...
Samuel is the director of our new Singapore office, formally opening in September 2016. He joined the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) shortly after it was created in 2010 as the team’s first economist. He has worked in a number of roles at BIT and on a large number of UK government polic...

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Aug 19—23
5 days
Singapore, Singapore
SGD 5130 ≈USD 3763
SGD 1026 per day

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