​MS-TCDC: Public Policy and Research Skills

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC)

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) is a training centre for development cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. MS-TCDC is situated close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The Centre offers regular courses in current development topics and methods.
 
MS-TCDC is conducting a course on Public Policy and Research Skills from 6-10 June 2016 and 3-7 October 2016.
 
The overall objective of this course is to facilitate knowledge sharing leading to the understanding of the interaction between government and governance; transmit knowledge and skills for policy analysis, advocacy and research and familiarize participants with the basic principles and methods of research, and hypotheses development.
 
Course Objectives

  • To facilitate knowledge sharing leading to the understanding of the interaction between government and governance; politics and economics; and how these relate with public policy;
  • To transmit knowledge and skills for policy analysis, advocacy and research as well as strategically communicating findings to policy makers in a politically sensitive terrain; and
  • Familiarise participants with the basic principles and methods of research, developing research hypotheses and action plans for policy research.

Course Content

  • Understanding Government and Governance;
  • Understanding Advocacy;
  • Public Policy: Its definition, policy cycle;
  • Policy analysis, policy work in constrained political space;
  • Political economy of policy work;
  • Research Approaches and Types: Theory and practice.

Learning outcomes
 
Participants to acquire skills and knowledge on how to:

  • Analyse public policies and use identified gaps to advocate for policy reforms;
  • Design and carry out scientific research studies that can inform evidence based policy analysis;
  • Utilise communication skills more strategically;
  • Communicating Policy Research in a Politically Sensitive Political Terrain

Target Group:

Public and Private sector leaders and programme staff whose work interacts with policy analysis and advocacy.
 
Tuition Fee: US$350
 
To sign-up for the course, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz/application/application-public-policy-research-skills-0.
 
To download the application form, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz/sites/default/files/tcdc/PDF/appl_ngo.pdf.
 
For more information, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz/course/public-policy-research-skills.
 
For more about MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation, refer to www.mstcdc.or.tz

Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Event End Date: 
Friday, 7 October, 2016
Event Venue: 
Arusha, Northern Tanzania
Event Type: 
Training

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