This course is designed for policy analysts, program officers and subject-matter experts at the EC/PM-2 to EC/PM-7 levels or equivalent and for managers. New recruits or seasoned policy analysts will all benefit from this workshop.


Designed with both policy analysts and subject-matter experts in mind, this workshop will provide you with some effective tools that will help in formulating good public policy. You will learn how to identify a clear problem and set realistic objectives; how to analyze problems and their solutions; and how to assess and identify the best options.


  • Identifying the causes of a problem
  • Behavioural and environmental profiling through a fishbone analysis
  • Identifying and evaluating a full range of policy instruments
  • Reviewing alternative forms of regulation (when applicable to the group)
  • Benefit-cost screening
  • Creating a logic model
  • Assessing consequences and tradeoffs


15% off until August 12

September 23, 2024

Regular price from August 13

September 23, 2024

15% off until September 23

November 4, 2024

Regular price from September 24

November 4, 2024
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