The training program will be conducted under nine modules that are standardized and self-contained. Each module will be designed to fill the gap between what the trainees know and what they need to know. Policy formulation inevitably involves judgment and subjective choices but dispassionate and objective analysis would be promoted in this training program.
Trainees will study the field and in consultation with the relevant ministries/industries undertake policy analysis on agreed issue (s) from scratch going through all the steps including ex-post evaluation.
Trainees are expected to prepare policy case studies which will be the basis of their performance evaluation in the training program. This will be done under the guidance of a mentor. There will be no other written or oral test, although trainees will remain under a close observation of the program management throughout the 12-week period. The case studies should try to bring in the lessons from other relevant country examples in the region. These lessons then could be customized to our socio-economic-political conditions and growth history.