Public Policy Case Writing - Introduction

Public Policy Case Writing - Introduction

About This Course

Interested in learning how to develop a case study but not sure where to begin?

This workshop will equip you with strong foundational skills to begin crafting your very own public policy case.

Training Dates

To be advised. 
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Self-paced pre-class work: Approximately 2.5 hours
Live instruction: Approximately 9 hours

Learning Mode

Fully online with a mix of self-paced and live instruction sessions 


Obtain a Certificate of Achievement issued by CAG, in partnership with LAD


No pre-requisites required

Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the principles of case writing
  • Discover the process of designing and developing a case
  • Develop interview strategies and techniques
  • Understand and apply different writing styles

Who This Is For

Public servants who want to acquire skills to develop their own public policy case studies

Course Outline

Self-paced pre-class work

  • Introduction to case writing and case selection
  • Desk research and preparing for fieldwork
  • Interviewing and crafting a narrative

Introduction to public policy cases

  • Usage of cases as knowledge capture and teaching vehicles
  • Different types of cases and case selection
  • How to set learning objectives

Conducting case research

  • Determining sources of material for case research
  • Interviewing strategies and usage of interview material in case writing
  • Evaluating decision-forcing and lesson-drawing cases

Writing case studies

  • Case writing basics - structure and style
  • Comparison of example cases and techniques to develop an interesting and engaging case
  • The case writing process

Key deliverables

  • Write a brief submission of an idea for a case project

Expert Contributors & Trainers

Professor R. Kent Weaver
Professor of Public Policy and Government, Georgetown University;
Teaching Faculty, Leadership Academy for Development
Blair Cameron
Consultant, World Bank;
Teaching Faculty, Leadership Academy for Development

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between courses and custom programmes?

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What do pre-requisites mean?

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