1. Does the course require prior knowledge of the topics taught?
Ideal candidates for the course will have some experience working with governance systems, or would have been associated with the development sector, or public policy. However, it is not mandatory for participants to have prior knowledge on the topics, interest and passion will suffice!
2. What makes your content cutting-edge?
What makes our programmes cutting edge is the content– directly fed from our research on public finance and administration, making it relevant and fresh, strengthening the link between theory and practice and encouraging evidence-based decision making by citizens and governments.
3. What is the duration of the course?
The online course can be completed in approximately 20 hours (4 hours a week for 5 weeks is ideally recommended). Access to the online course will be available for 3 months from the date of access to the course. Ideal course duration for offline sessions is 3-4 days, however smaller capsules of the course can also be delivered depending upon demand.
4. What is the pedagogy of the course?
The course is based on the ADDIE model for adult learning. The course uses new and innovative ways for facilitation such as games, role plays, the use of life size charts and others. Evaluation methods have been embedded within the course in the form of discussions and presentations.
5. What is the medium of instruction?
The course is delivered in English.
6. Who is the course targeted toward?
The main aim of the course is to encourage citizen engagement in government functioning. The course is catered towards development and public policy professionals; organizations in the social sector, students interested in understanding more about state capability in India.
7. Who are the facilitators?
This course is facilitated by the team at Accountability Initiative, who collectively have in-depth understanding of state capabilities and accountability systems by tracking the planning, budgeting and decision making structures of social welfare programmes.
8. Is this a certified course?
Yes, if you participate in a full course, you are eligible to receive a certificate from the Centre for Policy Research.
9. How can I do the course?
The offline course is conducted for organisations and education institutes. If your organisation or institute is interested, please connect with us at [email protected]. To know more about the online course registration process, visit here.
10. Does the course have a fee?
The online course is priced under a 30% Monsoon discount on ₹7045 (Inclusive of 18% GST) thereby bringing down the total price to ₹5000. If you are a student, you can send us a mail at [email protected] to access further scholarship. The offline course fee is dependent on the number of participants and the duration of the course. Please email [email protected] for more details.