A Course on How to do Policy Analysis


The Supporting Policy Engagements for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda is a 5 year partnership supported by EU to strengthen the capacity for policy analysis and advice at MakSPH and partner organisations through hands-on policy analysis and health systems research. According to the World Health Report 2013,
research has the ability to answer a wide range of concerns/questions about how UHC can be attained thereby providing solutions to improve human health, well-being and development. The SPEED partnership seeks to engage policy makers with contextually adapted evidence for health policy and systems changes to advance UHC and to support policymakers
to monitor the implementation of vital programs for the realization of policy goals for UHC. Consequently, the SPEED Project put aside small grants to encourage members within SPEED partner organisations to generate a strong evidence base necessary to guide, support, and accelerate the ongoing eff­orts related to UHC and health systems resilience in the country. Particular interest under SPEED is research answering policy level questions. To support that process, SPEED has organised a two day training on Policy analysis. The main objective of this training is enhancing the capacity of staff­ of MakSPH and SPEED partnership to plan and undertake policy analysis research.
Target group:
The course is primarily targeting members of the SPEED partner organisation who are keen enhancing their capacity to
undertake policy analysis. 25 people are targeted on ‑1st come, ‑1st serve basis.
Course Overview
This course is concerned with the practicalities and the covers the “HOW” of Policy analysis. The key areas to be covered
• Framing the research/policy question
• Understanding stakeholder perspectives (analysis and engagement).
• Structuring the study
• Methods and essential methods.
• Implementing the study.
• Reporting the findings (format and infographics)/Drawing implications and making recommendations.

Teaching and learning methods
This course involves a combination of interactive lectures, group work and individual tasks. This is intended to be a hands-on workshop. So every participant is expected to bring a short concept on policy issue. The Report on Responsible use of medicine is provided a sample and reference of policy analysis report. Other materials will be shared in due course.


Date: 11-12 February 2016 Venue: RAN Lab Kololo Complex

Application process:

If interested, please send an email to: or before Close of business
Wednesday 4th February 2015.

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