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Policy Development 101

An introduction to How Policies are Developed
Duration: 
1 day
Price: 
$545.00
Audience: 

This introductory course is designed for policy analysts and program officers at the EC/PM/AS-1 to EC/PM/AS-5 levels or equivalent or for any individuals who are looking to better understand the policy-making environment. Experience in policy analysis or programme or operational design is not required.

Overview: 

This workshop provides an introduction to policy development for both program officers and policy analysts. You will learn how policies are developed within government, the difference amongst big- and small-P policy and policy instruments and a basic analytical framework within which policy can be formulated and analyzed. This workshop constitutes the first day of the Policy Analysts’ToolBox (3-day) workshop.

Topics: 
  • What is policy?
  • The government-wide process for developing and approving policies
  • How do you write a policy
  • A basic framework for policy analysis
  • Identifying the causes of a problem
Instruction Methodology: 

Lecturettes, discussions, case studies, and individual worksheets.