The training component of the BCURE-Harvard program aims to equip policy decision-makers with practical skills and frameworks for effectively applying data and evidence in their work.
Civil servants are often presented with different forms of evidence from diverse sources and required to make decisions quickly without the benefit of extensive review or analysis. Developing skills for critically assessing the quality and applicability of common evidence types—and for making sense of conflicting information—is key to building capacity for routine and systematic use of evidence. Decision-makers also play an important role in the generation of new evidence, by identifying evidence gaps and commissioning data collection and research. Understanding requirements for rigorous research enables policymakers to play this role effectively.
Our digital training curriculum consists of six interactive digital units (which can be used online or offline) with accompanying materials and case studies for classroom sessions. The curriculum has been informed by a training needs assessment carried out with our trainee cohorts as well as dialogue with our key training partners—the National School of Public Policy in Pakistan (NSPP) and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in India.
Digital Training is one of the four core components of EPoD's Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program. Visit our BCURE page to learn more.