Reserved for participants of the ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program.
This topic will be given attention to the growing complexity of policy issues and the need for government policy advisers to connect to key actors and institutions at both national and international levels. The topic builds on and extends existing models and approaches to policy analysis and advisory work, including Professor Eugene Bardach's 8-step path to successful problem solving, the Bridgman and Davis policy cycle model, and the Mayer, van Daalen and Bots policy hexagon approach. An integrated approach is discussed in DPPP which adopts a policy systems focus, applies tools and methods to analyse complex issues, and encourages a wide range of policy options to be generated.
The topic will consider the attributes of value-adding policy analysis, including strategies for enhancing policy capability and performance. The role of strategy, policy and service delivery in achieving outcomes will also be explored.
This topic aims to develop the capacity of students to analyse and respond to policy issues while taking into account the influences of government strategy, policy and service delivery in achieving outcomes.