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Who should attend
- Current or aspiring Policy Officers, Analysts, and Professionals.
- Individuals in Public Affairs and Government Relations roles, or anyone requiring an introduction and exposure to policymaking and programme development.
- Anyone requiring an introduction and exposure to policymaking and programme development.
About the course
A pertinent role for any policy officer or manager is to deliver timely and effective policies that addresses the social, economic and political challenges facing any given society to the public.
"Introduction to Policymaking provides you with an introduction to the essentials of public policy, covering concepts, methodologies, and tools to understand how to formulate and execute public policies with real impact, how to identify problems on the ground and what are the different approaches to distinct, yet interrelated policy issues, This course will provide a foundational understanding to the policymaking process and discuss some of the challenges to policymaking.
This is one of three short courses within the Professional Certificate in Public Policy and Administration (PCPPA). Non R&G applicants have to attend all three PCPPA short courses to be given the Professional Certificate.
- This programme will include approximately 6 hours of pre-recorded lectures.
- Pre-recorded lectures will be released two weeks before the live session and you may watch them at your own flexibility.
- Attendance for all online Zoom sessions is compulsory.
- Maximum class size of 40 people.
- There will be a reflection exercise to be completed at the end of the course.
- At the end of this short course, you will be conferred a Certificate of Completion. Upon completion of all 3 PCPPA short courses, you will be conferred a Professional Certificate on top of the Certificate of Completion.
1. Framing and Assessing Policy Solution
- Understand the key steps involved in evidence-based policymaking
- Know the theoretical underpinnings and practical challenges of policy implementation
- Able to critically apply these concepts to policy analysis
2. Sensemaking and Complexity
- Understand the meaning of complexity in governance and policymaking
- Introduction to the sensemaking framework
3. Policy Instruments and Design
- Understand the different problems faced by governments and the types of solutions or policy instruments used to solve those problems
4. Stakeholder Management
- Understand the 4 key steps involved in stakeholder management
- Discover the stakeholder engagement framework
- Applying analytical frameworks in policymaking
5. Policy Making and Governance – The Singapore Experience
- Understanding the concept of Meritocracy and Pragmatism in the Singapore context
6. Futures and Public Policy
- Challenging assumptions about what the future would look like
- Understanding the different scenarios and alternatives of the future
- Understanding futures thinking in the Singapore context
- Understand the policy cycle and acquire the skills to address the challenges and demands in each stage of the policy cycle.
- Acquire the political, administrative and analytical acumen needed to shape policy development and make decisions.
- Adopt a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to analysing, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating public policies.
- Learn how to map, manage and communicate with stakeholders, organisations and the general public
Ed is both an academic and a practitioner, trained in politics, economics, institutions and governance. Ed has received numerous international and local awards and recognitions, including fellowships from the research centres of 3 Nobel laureates (in economics); the Ostrom Prize for the Governanc...
Kenneth Paul TAN is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he has taught since 2007 and served as its fourth Vice Dean for Academic Affairs from 2013 to 2017. From 2000 to 2007, he taught at NUS’s University Scholars Prog...
Caroline Brassard worked as an economist for the Government of Ontario in Canada, and then undertook research and long term consultancy work on poverty reduction strategies for several international non-governmental organisations in developing countries, including United Nations Children’s Fund i...
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...
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...
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