Overview

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policymaking and implementation.

Common problems include rushing to solutions without thorough analysis, elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements, lack of integration of policymaking into annual and medium-term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies, lack of imagination on the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation, formal evaluation processes that have no impact on policy on the ground.

This 5-day course is designed to enable middle and senior-level officers in public, private and social sectors to participate effectively in the development of policies and implementation schemes that deliver results.

This programme aims to impart knowledge and enhance participants’ understanding of how public policy is made including, how to design policy instruments, effective implementation schemes, monitoring and evaluation schemes and effective communication strategies for policy decisions.

Programme Benefits

By the end of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Understand and be able to follow the stages in the policymaking, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Be able to advise on the most appropriate policy instruments to use for a policy
  • Actively engage in the implementation process.
  • Selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy
  • Contribute to the design and execution of monitoring and evaluation

Participant Profile

Middle and senior level officers in public, and social sector who are involved in the design or execution of public policy. The course is also relevant for private sector leaders who engage with the government as part of their ¡ob.

Key Focus Areas

The course will be delivered in 1 module by a pool of highly qualified and experienced facilitators, and it will be a 5-day course. Thematic areas of the program are:

  • Introduction to public policy analysis
  • Politics of policy making
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Policy implementation
  • Risks in the policy making process
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Negotiation skills

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Programme Delivery

The programme heavily employs the case methodology as a learning technique, that gives participants a chance to analyze real public policy negotiation scenarios as they immerse themselves in various contemporary negotiation challenges, group discussions and lectures delivered by public policy experts (both academic and practitioners).

The programme will be delivered by experts in the public policy field, and each day will consist of:

  • A presentation of the framework and analysis of international
  • A case study through which participants will reinforce and apply their
  • A ‘reflections and applications² session, in which the whole class works on how what they have learned should be applied to the Governments of the East African Community and its policy

Key Faculty

Martin Mbaya

Martin Mbaya serves as faculty at Strathmore Institute of Public Policy and Governance.

He teaches, undertakes research, consults, and grows enterprises with a focus on Public Policy, Digital Learning, and Trade. Martin is a Founding Director of Utawala Applied Research Institute the legacy of a 2013-2014 Ford Foundation grant to support Devolution on Kenya.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently undertaking his PHD.

Course Description

This 5-day course is designed to enable middle and senior-level officers in public, private and social sectors to participate effectively in the development of policies and implementation schemes that deliver results.

Programme Objective

This programme aims to impart knowledge and enhance participants’ understanding of how public policy is made including, how to design policy instruments, effective implementation schemes, monitoring and evaluation schemes and effective communication strategies for policy decisions.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Understand and be able to follow the stages in the policy-making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Be able to advise on the most appropriate policy instruments to use for a policy objective
  • Actively engage in the implementation process
  • Selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy issues
  • Contribute to the design and execution of monitoring and evaluation schemes

Programme Structure and Format

  • A presentation of the framework and analysis of international experience
  • A case study through which participants will reinforce and apply their learning
  • A ‘reflections and applications’ session, in which the whole class works on how what they have learned should be applied to the Government of Kenya and its policy processes

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Key Details


Dates: 17 – 21 June 2024


Mode: In-person


Cost (In-person): Kshs 100,000


For more information on the programme contact Kevin on

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