Be part of the pilot online program on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development. This is an engaging 5-week online course which aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to analyse and design policies that are coherent as well as mutually reinforcing across departments and agencies.
The course will lay special emphasis on the importance of cross-organisational policy coherence between different levels of government, and on the need for collaboration and networking with regional and international actors. Highlighting the importance of the role of actors and institutions, the course will also cover review mechanisms and tools to provide a holistic approach to coherent policymaking.
Theoretical, practical and case study based approaches will be used to illustrate and support the concepts. There will be inputs by high-level speakers from the UN System, think tanks, academia as well as the OECD. Participants will get the opportunity to engage with the distinguished academics and leading experts through the live webinars. Assignments, exercises, quizzes and peer sharing spread across the different modules of the course will benefit the participants and add to their learning.
This course was designed by the UN System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, in coordination with the National University of Singapore acting through its Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance based in Berlin and in collaboration with the OECD Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Unit in Paris.
Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
The 5-week online course will comprise of different modules. Each module will draw from case studies and examples to illustrate and support the concepts, and will include assignments and group work that prompt application. Each module will feature a quiz to enable participants to test their knowledge on the content. Learning will take place through reading materials, live webinars by distinguished academics and leading experts and through peer-sharing via discussion forums.
UN staff from headquarters, country teams or regional offices, government representatives, development practitioners as well as members of civil society, academia and foundations.
The course fee of 500 USD will cover the following:
Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants subject to the completion of all modules and quizzes, successful submission of exercises and assignments, and full participation in all live online sessions and discussion forums for each topic covered in the course.