Evidence in Public Policy Online Course

Blavatnik School of Government

Blavatnik School of Government

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Who should attend

The course is designed for those who need to be able to evaluate the impact of policies. You should consider this master-level course if:

  • you are an early- to mid-career civil servant who wants to know more about the benefits and application of statistics to provide evidence for the impact of policy in your community, region or country;
  • you are an experienced professional in an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisations) or international organisation who aspires to better decision-making in government and public policy, or a civil servant looking to specialise in evidence and statistics;
  • you are running for office or are already in office anywhere in the world, this course could help the development of your public policy planning.

About the course

This intensive eight-week online course will teach you how to use evidence when you design and evaluate policies.

The Evidence in Public Policy online programme will hone the critical skills you need to ensure your decisions are based on facts.

All around the world, the demand for evidence-based policy has never been higher. Enrol on this course now and learn from our leading faculty wherever you are.

You will study eight modules over the course of eight weeks. It is a collaborative learning process, week-by-week, so you will have ample opportunity to discuss key policy topics with your peers and a Course Facilitator.

  • Module 0: Course welcome and narrative
  • Module 1: Introduction and key concepts
  • Module 2: Causality and randomised control trials
  • Module 3: Causality without randomised control trials
  • Module 4: Wrapping up the methods
  • Module 5: Aggregating and finding evidence
  • Module 6: External validity and applicability of evidence
  • Module 7: Practicalities: designing monitoring systems and impact evaluations
  • Module 8: Submission of assignment

Experts

Julien Labonne

Julien is an Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. His research focuses on issues of clientelism, electoral politics and social networks. He carries out field experiments, designs household surveys and uses large-scale data...

Martin Williams

Martin J Williams is an Associate Professor in Public Management at the Blavatnik School of Government, and Research Fellow at Green Templeton College. His research is on policy implementation, public service delivery, and bureaucratic reform, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. He also t...

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