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Course description:

While the world of policy is often chaotic and unpredictable, academic concepts and frameworks can help policy makers to understand how policy issues are identified and analysed and the major policy instruments available to government in reaching and communicating its decisions. This Series 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. It will also help participants to identify and deal with the challenges in developing evidence-informed policy and programs. The course will explore how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time. There will be a particular emphasis on how to communicate evidence for greatest policy impact and participants will be given an opportunity to rework the presentation of data or evidence from their own policy area.

Course Presenter: Trish Mercer & Wendy Jarvie

Course Contact: Executive Education Team (T: +61 2 6125 2154; E: csee@anu.edu.au)