Setting the right policy direction is the first step to achieveing rapid development. That implies exploring the right Public Policy questions.
- What are the main policy challenges to the modern state and how are they manifested in the developing world context? What are the limits of the public sector and what is its role in social and economic development? When can the market be used for public service delivery? If the private sector is used for delivery, what is the role of the state in regulation and responsibility for standards? How does a country manage a transition from poor to middle-income status?How can government support the emergence of a competent private sector and attract investments? How does it identify and seize opportunities for rapid and sustained development?
These are questions that continue to be asked, by those in Government, the public sector and development aid community. Why? Because these questions reflect an underlying fundamental issue in developing countries looking to integrate the role of the state with improved efficiency of the public sector to allow them to achieve their full potential.
Much of the current debate on cooperation with Development Partners is based on the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action focusing on achieving the Millenium Development Goals set for 2015.
Our suite of professional development workshops are not standard public policy and development economics fare. idilmat gives participants a critical analysis of the concepts and tools that have stood the test of time in diverse environments, whether the Solow model as an economic development tool or the New Public Management concept as a reform one for the public sector, allowing attendees to “pressure test” their relevance to their local economies and organizations. idilmat’s programme offers a bespoke range of practical concepts and tools in the policy space linking policies directly to public finance in unique models and simulations. Our professional development workshops share our extensive practical experience in designing sector policies and public sector reforms and managing policy coordination. All the content is designed to be applied directly by the participants in their context. A special emphasis of the courses in this programme is on curbing corruption and the interrelationship and possible synergies between the public and private sectors.