Public Policy Analysis and Management

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Course Code: 
PIM 7203
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces to participants the concepts, analytical issues and practices in the field of public policy, with special reference to developing nations and Uganda in particular. The course will provide a basic understanding of public policy processes and its associated analytical frameworks; the contemporary dilemmas in policy-making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and mechanisms to improve policy for development. An effort will be made to demonstrate the economic and political rationales offered for public intervention in our society and economy, and critique the many models analysts have created to describe the policy process.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understand and describe the meaning, features, typologies and instruments of public policy.
  • Describe and analyse the policy cycle, role players, stakes of policy process
  • Be aware of the elements and variables of a good policy
  • Engage the analytical tools and dynamics of policy formulation
  • Demonstrate and engage the criteria to analyse policy and the foundations of advocacy
  • Appreciation the rationale, challenges and strategies of gender mainstreaming in policy
  • Understand the approaches and dynamics of policy implementation, M & E
  • Demonstrate the basics in evidence gathering and advocacy for change


Public Policy Analysis
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