Evidence-Based Public Policymaking Program

Dates: May 5-7, 2024



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About the program

The increasing complexity of public policy challenges facing decision makers in the domains of climate and energy policy requires organizations and professionals to adapt new approaches to developing policies and programs. This 3-day course is thus based on an iterative, problem driven, and data-informed approach that would intensively engage learners with real-world problems from their own workplaces and case studies based on the Saudi Arabian context. It will follow the practical SPDi framework for problem analysis through hands-on exercises designed to resolve challenges being faced by learners. They will have opportunities to engage with instructors and their own peers to dig deeper into policy problems they are grappling with daily, and practice co-designing solutions based on evidence and economic theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify pressing policy problems based on learners’ own day-to-day responsibilities in their home organizations.
  • Diagnose the underlying root causes of these problems by deploying real-world data and economic theory.
  • Design practically feasible, innovative, and high-quality policy solutions to these problems.
  • Learn to implement and monitor the effectiveness of these solutions to solve problems with the help of rigorous evidence-based evaluation techniques.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Ammar A. Malik

Lead Instructor, Senior Research Scientist, AidData, William & Mary

Who Should Attend

  • Mid- and senior-level public officials from across Saudi Arabia’s energy policy ecosystem seeking to improve their understanding of the policymaking process.
  • Policy analysts, researchers, and academics focused on improving how they support the design and evaluation of public policies; and
  • Private sector professionals such as business analysts, strategy advisors, and analysts interested in improving their skillsets for policy advisory services.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at exed@kapsarc.org if you require additional information or support.