For those who are relatively new to policy work or aspiring to work in policy areas, this course will explain how policy is made at the national level, highlighting the centrality of the Budget cycle and the importance of understanding your minister and the government for whom you work.
This course will step through a framework for strategic policy development, using social policy case studies to explore the capabilities, tools and processes essential for strategic policy design, development and implementation.
The major focus of this this course is about the process of foresight. The course enables participants to develop skills to explore, understand, represent and provide advice on complex and uncertain issues.
The aim of the course is to introduce non-specialist participants to the basic principles of government budgeting and public finance. Participants will learn about the rationale and significance of government budgets.