Better Policies; Better Lives: Using behavioural insights to evaluate and improve policy making

In Policy and Strategy by publicadmin

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 2 to 6 September 2019
Tuition fees: £2,235 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
Over the last decade the use of behavioural economics and behavioural insights has led to significant improvements in the evaluation and formulation of public policies in a wide range of important areas including, for example:

  • Strengthening public finances through better tax collection procedures
  • Raising attendance levels and learning standards in primary schools
  • Facilitating greater access to clean water in rural communities.


Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for people involved in the policy making process, including policy formulation, implementation, evaluation and improvement.  It will be valuable for senior and middle level staff working:

  • at the centre of Government in a central policy review unit
  • at the sector level carrying out key tasks to ensure that public services are delivered for the public in an effective and efficient way
  • in public sector reform units and institutional renewal programmes
  • at the local government level where public services are delivered at the grass roots level
  • at parastatal level in semi-commercial circumstances where it is necessary to understand the behaviour of customers and clients
  • in development agencies working with governments, NGOs and the private sector to fight poverty, promote economic growth and improve the quality of citizens’ lives.


How participants will benefit
The workshop will give you:

  • an understanding of how behavioural insights are becoming increasingly relevant in a fast-changing world
  • an introduction to the latest techniques used by leading practitioners in this relatively new area of public administration
  • exposure to what other countries are doing with the use of behavioural insights
  • access to an international network of experts who are leaders in this rapidly evolving area of work
  • an opportunity to develop and refine your policy making skills with the aim of making significant improvements in the lives of people directly affected by the policies.


Please view our Brochure 2019  (opens in a PDF document)