Policy Skills

Appraising Policies, Programmes and Projects

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Tailored

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This programme consists of three 'Masters-level' modules. Participants will gain a detailed knowledge of the theory and application of economic appraisal. Leading academics cover topics in welfare economics, valuation, uncertainty and discounting, as well as techniques for dealing with goods or impacts that cannot be quantified. Delegates may elect to complete all modules or take individual modules. Each module Duration: One Day

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Behavioural Policy Appraisal

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Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

Cost benefit analysis (CBA) lies at the heart of policy appraisal in Government and increasingly for the private and voluntary sector too. For CBA to be useful in informing resource allocation decisions, we need to accurately measure all the causal impacts of the policy and to attach a monetary value to them.

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Communicating Specialist Information to non-specialists

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Tailored

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This course covers oral and written communication and teaches how to write quickly and effectively for readers and have precious little time in which to grasp often complex ideas.

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Economics for Non-Economists

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Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This three-day course will introduce and explain the concepts and tools of economics. It will teach participants a number of economic principles, furnishing them with a set of tools to both enhance their analytical ability and to enable them to work more closely with economists. Applications and case-studies will be presented alongside the theory; participants will be encouraged to relate these to their own areas of work and that of their organisation as a whole. The approach will be discursive and participatory.

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ONS Economic Statistics Series: Understanding Data and Basic Statistics

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Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This practical, two-day workshop will present an overview of the manipulations of data that are often required prior to statistical analysis. Topics will include dealing with outliers, combining data from different sources, calculating annual average growth rates, weighting and smoothing data and constructing indexes. It was also cover basic statistical methods used in describing data such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and the use of dummy variables in regression analysis.

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Social Value Measurement: Principles and Practice

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Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and methods of social impact and social value measurement covering the ethics of social value and best-practice methodology and latest research in the field.

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Well-being: Theory, Analysis and Use in Policy-making

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Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This Wellbeing in Economics, Statistics and Social Research course is designed and delivered by academics, and public sector analysts, economics and statisticians at the 'coal-face' using wellbeing in government policy development.

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