Policy Dialogue
SDG success requires policy elaboration, dialogue and implementation: improving the lives of beneficiaries depends greatly on policy dialogue between stakeholders.
Achieving the 17 SDGs runs in conjunction with successful policy implementation and policy dialogue. International development aid and cooperation initiatives’ success in improving the lives of beneficiaries depends to a great extent on how well host country line ministries and civil society organisations dialogue with donors and international organisations. Beyond operational issues, structured, culturally intelligent and substantive dialogue is required to support partnerships with strategic stakeholders having reciprocal financial and implementation accountability.

Designed and delivered with a partnership organisation, this course is particularly suited for those engaging as government institutions and agencies, non-state actors, international organisations, advocacy groups, or jointly, on substantive issues of policy design and implementation. Policy dialogue is a knowledge-based process that requires structuring a long-term integrated negotiation effort. Building up these skills is our goal.

Teaching Methodology
Applied and experiential methods, courses blend hard skills with soft skills through highly participatory presentations, case studies, simulation exercises and personalized debriefings. Video recording and analysis with personal feedback are central to all trainings.

Know how policy is made and the relevant entry points for impact on national policies and international debate;

  • Appreciate the key questions to be addressed at the different phases of a project or programme and how to use the operations to structure and support substantively policy dialogue;
  • Match an organisation’s cycle and national policy cycle;
  • Define internally the principles to conduct a strategic and informed policy dialogue;
  • Plan and document a policy dialogue process for an organisation, including the use of its resources;
  • Acquire holistic negotiation skills for formal and informal settings;
  • Develop bilateral, multi-stakeholder meeting/negotiation skills which are policy dialogue-relevant and compatible;
  • Develop practical know-how to organise and manage meetings;
  • Create added-value outcomes and decision-making processes through dialogue.
We provide tailor-made and in-service training programmes. Get in touch with us for any further information or request.