Systematic Approaches to Policy Design

This pre-recorded free course introduces approaches to policy design. Harvard Kennedy School also offers an in-depth online course on this topic as part of the Public Leadership Credential (PLC), an online professional credential program that gives change-makers the skills and knowledge necessary to advance the public good and make an immediate impact in their communities.

Course description
This course will help senior officials make greater use of data and evidence in their everyday decision-making. This unit presents a few over-arching frameworks that are helpful in approaching complicated decisions. You will learn how to orgnaize your thinking, how to break a problem down into parts, and how to figure out where evidence can be most useful in making a decision.
Course outline
• What are three commonly used systematic approaches to decision-making?
• What are the pros and cons of these different approaches?
• How do evidence and data inform each of these systematic approaches?

What you’ll learn
• The goal of this course is to provide a brief overview of three commonly-used approaches for analytical decision-making. Harvard Kennedy School also offers an in-depth online course on this topic as part of the Public Leadership Credential (PLC). Learn more about PLC at http://onlinelearning.hks.harvard.edu

1
Faculty Welcome
5 min

1
How To Get The Most From This Unit
3 min

1
The Threat Of Pandemic
25 min

1
Pandemic Details & Valuing Impact
10 min

1
Emergency Response
5 min

1
Making An Informed Decision
5 min

1
Identifying Pro & Cons
10 min

1
The Units Of Pro & Cons
15 min

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Systematic Approaches to Policy Design
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