Policy Research Methodology and Policy Analysis
Application deadline: August 23, 2012
In order to influence governance and national policies, civil society needs to be able to do undertake credible investigative and policy research and analysis to produce cogent reports, policy briefs, monographs and books around which more focused advocacy can be launched. This is important, because too often government officials tend to dismiss civil society actors in West Africa as “ill-informed noise-makers” who should be ignored. The training envisaged will bring experienced researchers and academics as facilitators of intensive courses for young civil society practitioners from across West Africa.
Objectives of the course
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Define the policy research problem
• Understand exploratory research design: - qualitative and quantitative research
• Prepare and present a report
• Communicate research to public audiences
• Define policy analysis
• Understand policy analysis vs. research analysis
• Understand problem definition and structuring
• Conduct a situation assessment
• Forecast consequences
• Evaluate and monitor outcomes
• Select among alternatives
• Case studies
• Group work
Representatives from civil society groups; all those selected would be development practitioners who are already acquainted with basic research methodologies and principles.
600 Ghana Cedis
Participants will bear their transportation and accommodation costs.
Language of instruction: English
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25-27 September, 2013