Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis for Afghan Civil Servants

Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis is offered by Institute of Public Policy and Administration of University of Central Asia. The programme was developed in collaboration with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, the Certificate programme is targeted to civil servants who wish to acquire skills essential to advancing evidence-based policy analysis.  Taught by highly qualified experts from Canada and Central Asia, it is the first of its kind in the region. 
The programme will be delivered in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
Costs and Tuition Fees
With support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada and Aga Khan Foundation, Canada, the Programme is free of charge for qualified applicants.

Programme Structure
The Certificate in Policy Analysis is a 25 credit European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) programme. Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive a professional development Certificate in Policy Analysis and a certificate supplement detailing the programme of studies completed and learner’s achievement in accordance with European norms. Credits earned in the Certificate programme will be accepted by UCA’s Graduate School of Development towards its Master of Science in Economic Development programme. 
The Certificate Programme will include four modules and a colloquium. Each module will be practice-based and related to real policy issues facing governments. 
Programme modules include:
  • Policy Process in Government
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Methods of Policy Analysis
  • Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Colloquium (please see below)
Attendance and active participation in class work will be part of assessment. At the end of each module there will be a written assignment. The programme’s final assessment will include a capstone project - a policy paper that participants will develop throughout the programme, based on ongoing learning and analysis. Each paper will focus on a policy problem chosen by the participant, and will be presented at a colloquium to a panel of senior researchers and government officials. The best papers will be published in a series of IPPA working papers. 
Admission and Material Requirements
The programme is intensive and rigorous, and participants should expect to be challenged and demonstrate self-motivation.
All reading material will be provided by UCA. However, participants are required to have personal computers with Internet access, which is essential to the successful completion of course exercises. 
How to Apply
Applications can be obtained from the Ministry of Finance of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who is the University’s partner in the programme or you may download via link on top.  The filled applications should be sent directly to ameenhabibi@gmail.com with the copy to ippa@ucentralasia.org by September 4, 2014
If you have question pertaining to the delivery of the programme in Bishkek  please contact:
Programme Administrator
Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia
Subject line: Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis 
Applicants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance during the application period.
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