Use evidence to inform your public policy decisions

Enrol in our eight-week online course and understand how to use evidence to design and evaluate policies. 

As policymakers grapple with an ever-changing, complex political landscape, it is more important than ever to base decisions on hard data and evidence. This course will teach you how to evaluate policy using scientific methods, ensuring that the policies you help create are effective and built on solid foundations.

You'll hear from leading Oxford faculty who are experts in their field and learn how to find and use data to inform your decision-making.

At a glance
Registration closes: Friday 2 February 2024
Programme datesStarts 3 February 2024
Duration8 weeks

Doing an impact evaluation was the most useful and exciting part of the course – it served as the compendium of all the things we had learned. The weekly interactions and forums between the cohort, who are all specialists or experts in their areas of work, provided deeper value and understanding of the public policy sphere and decision-making in different contexts and situations.

Kenny Ralph S. Fernando, Evidence in Public Policy course participant
Learn how to gather and assess data, so that you can make well-informed policy choices

The course will cover topics such as how to gather and generate evidence, how to assess the impact of policies, and the importance of incorporating evidence into policymaking, equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make better, more informed policy decisions.

In addition to learning from world-leading academics, as you progress through your coursework you will be able to rely on the expertise and guidance of our experienced facilitators who will offer feedback and help you make the most of your learning journey.

Enrol now and learn from the best, no matter where you are in the world!

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Course overview

This Evidence in Public Policy course has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. The academics introduced us to policy analysis, governance and related research, and I discovered how policymakers design, implement, analyse and evaluate policy. I learned so much from the input and guidance I received during every lesson.

Pongpit Pinsai, Evidence in Public Policy course participant