Introduction to Policymaking

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP)

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This short programme provides an introduction to the essentials of public policy, covering concepts, methodologies, and tools to understand how to formulate and execute public policies with real impact, how to identify problems on the ground and what are the different approaches to distinct, yet interrelated policy issues. This course will provide a foundational understanding to the policymaking process and discuss some of the challenges to policymaking. Topics include the policy cycle and analysis; instruments for policy design; public policy evaluation; innovation, change, and transformation of public policy; implementation challenges. Learning Objectives: - Understand the policy cycle and acquire the skills to address the challenges and demands in each stage of the policy cycle - Acquire the political, administrative and analytical acumen needed to shape policy development and make decisions - Adopt a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to analysing, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating public policies - Learn how to map, manage and communicate with stakeholders, organisations and the general public

Who Should Attend

Current or aspiring Policy Officers, Analysts, and Professionals, Individuals in Public Affairs and Government Relations roles, or anyone requiring an introduction and exposure to policy-making and programme development

Entry Requirements

Min Bachelor's Degree

Class Schedule

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Lesson Delivery

a) Facilitated Learning: 6 hrs b) e-learning: 9 hrs c) Project: 2 hrs d) Assessment: 2hrs e) Others: 2 hrs

Full Fees (before GST)


Nett Fees payable after SkillsFuture Funding

International Participant Singapore Citizen 39 years old or younger Singapore Citizen 40 years or older eligible for MCES Singaporean PRs Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Full Programme Fee S$2550.00 S$2550.00 S$2550.00 S$2550.00 S$2550.00
SkillsFuture Funding Eligible for Claim Period (19 Oct 2017 to 31 Mar 2021) - (S$1785.00) (S$1785.00) (S$1785.00) (S$1785.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$2550.00 S$765.00 S$765.00 S$765.00 S$765.00
7% GST on Nett Programme Fee S$178.50 S$53.55 S$53.55 S$53.55 S$53.55
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Incl. GST S$2728.50 S$818.55 S$818.55 S$818.55 S$818.55
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$510.00) - (S$510.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes S$2728.50 S$818.55 S$308.55 S$818.55 S$308.55


Funding Type
SkillsFuture SG

Short Course


Graded only

Area of Interest
Social Sciences