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Public Policy Analysis


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In the context of an increasingly connected and complex world, it is vital to be able to analyse and anticipate the impact of public policy and evaluate interventions to make more informed, evidence-based policy decisions and recommendations.

The Public Policy Analysis online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) merges research, theory, and practice, as it empowers participants with analytical frameworks for understanding the policy process. Over the course of 10 weeks, you’ll gain the quantitative tools and techniques needed to conduct evidence-based public policy impact evaluations and develop effective policy communication skills.

Benefit from this multidisciplinary approach to public policy and practice your skills by engaging with real-world, global case studies. Guided by expert LSE faculty with topical research experience across a variety of policy areas in Europe, Africa, and the United States, you’ll develop practical skills and strategies for immediate application in policy-related projects, or within your organisation.

Is this course for you?

This course, developed by LSE’s School of Public Policy, is relevant for professionals working in public policy. Policy makers, civil servants, NGO staff, and individuals in public and private sector organisations seeking to influence public policy and better understand their current roles within policy formulation will find it beneficial. Those in the public sector, non-profit, consultancies, and think tanks – who want to enhance their impact by critically engaging with public policy, employing evidence-based impact evaluations, and developing the insight to make policy recommendations and decisions – will also benefit from this course.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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