Middle Managers

Public Policy and Private Sector Development

It is widely recognised that the performance of the private sector is key to a country’s development, and that government policies and programmes can stimulate or inhibit such performance. Long underappreciated, however, has been the role of the individuals who design and implement the government initiatives that impact its critical sector. These local professionals – from all sectors – must not only have the technical knowledge and analytical skills in their respective domains, but they must also have the agility to operate in complex state-market environments.

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore is partnering the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) – an initiative of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Stanford University – to offer an executive programme on “Public Policy and Private Sector Development” for government officials and private sector executives in Asia.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore 469C Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772

Mon 13 August 2018 to Fri 17 August 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fri 13 July 2018

Policies to develop a country’s private sector must be anchored in a solid understanding of context-specific economic, financial, political, and cultural realities. Policymakers must know how to set priorities, sequence actions, manage conflict, and build coalitions.

The programme seeks to equip government officials and future business leaders with the insights and skills and analytic frameworks to enable them to serve as catalysts for policy reforms in complex, sometimes contentious settings. 

The Programme is designed for mid-level government practitioners and private sector executives with 5–10 years of working experience; members of the next generation of leaders from Asia. 

Programme cost:

SS$4,950 + 7% GST# (Without accommodation) 

*Fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and learning support materials


Executive Education Department
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772

Tel: (65) 6516 8697 / 6601 5774
Fax: (65) 6872 9291

Application Deadline:13 July 2018



Professor Roger Leeds

Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University

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Professor R. Kent Weaver

Professor, Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University

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Donald Low

Advisor to Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Executive Education

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Associate Professor Eduardo Araral

Vice Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, LKY School

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