Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance(Evening)


The core curriculum of the programme is in response to capacity gaps in policy analysis and programme evaluation initially identified in a commissioned study by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) titled “Public Sector Capacity For Policy, Gender and Budget Analysis –Capacity Needs Assessment” in 2009 and reaffirmed by the National Development Plan (NDP). It is a combination of policy analysis, programme evaluation and governance.

 Target Group:

 The programme is designed for practitioners, academicians, researchers in government, non-government institutions and institutions of higher learning and research. In particular, the program targets:

 Staff of policy and planning units in central and local governments.

  • Academics and researchers in policy studies including members of policy think tanks.
  • Heads of government departments at intergovernmental levels (e.g. East African Community), central governments and Chief Administrative Officers of local and regional governments.
  • Media consultants and those in lobbying and advocacy work.

 Programme Content:

 Basic modules

Module 1:                Management Skills Improvement

Module 2:                Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

Module 3:                Management Information System

Module 4:                Research Methods

 Core modules

Module 5:                Dynamics of Public Policy and Governance           

Module 6:                Administrative Law, Ethics and Governance

Module 7:                Economic Analysis and Public Policy

Module 8:                Social Analysis and Public Policy

Module 9:                Public Budgeting and Good Governance  

Module 10:              Public Policy Evaluation and Governance

 Elective modules

Module 11:              Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and Globalisation OR Media Advocacy and Public Affairs

Module 12: Politics of Public Policy Implementation or NGO’s, Civil Society and Community Engagement


Participants are assessed through exercises, course work and written examinations

 TUITION FESS:        UgShs 2,810,000=

Additional Info

  • Course Code: CODE:SCSPAG: 701-31
  • Start Date: Thursday, 01 September 2016
  • End Date: Friday, 28 July 2017
  • School: Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance
  • Department: Public Policy & Governance Studies
  • Centre: Main Campus