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How to choose the best public policy course for you

Public policy and public sector professionals are responsible for shaping, influencing and implementing policies that aim to solve the most [...]

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How to secure employer sponsorship for a short course in government and public policy

If you’re working in policy or government (or aspire to be) and are interested in taking a course to develop [...]

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A guide to evidence based policymaking

Policymakers often have a hard time knowing in advance what will work and what won’t, which is why building evidence [...]

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How our academics pivoted their public policy research to fight COVID-19

COVID-19 has been one of the biggest challenges governments across the world have faced in recent history – socially, economically [...]

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Meet the public policy experts behind our online courses

Our short and online government and public policy courses offer you the chance to hone your skills in areas such [...]

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Five reasons why team leaders should consider employer sponsorship

Great leaders help those they lead to become the best they can be. If you’re a manager working in policy [...]

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How our cyber security course will empower you to become a more effective public leader

Is cyber security strategy important for me? We can’t live without technology. A statement that embodies 21st-century life, from the [...]

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View public policy through the eyes of economists

Economics – a big word, yet relevant in every facet of society. But what role does it play in public [...]

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Why everything you do is about values

Picture this. You’re a civil engineer working for a local government. You receive a brief instructing you to commission the [...]

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How can you evaluate the effectiveness of a policy?

Let’s explore how policy evaluation is used in government.   Evaluation is defined as an appraisal, is backward-looking and asks questions like [...]