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 5 June 2017 to Fri 9 June 2017

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sun 7 May 2017

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$4,850 + 7% GST# (Without accommodation)

SS$5,900 + 7% GST# (With 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
Fax: (65) 6872 9291

Application Deadline:7 May 2017



Roger Leeds


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Kent Weaver

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Professor of Public Policy and Government, Georgetown University

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Donald Low

Associate Dean (Executive Education & Research) & Associate Professor (Practice), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Eduardo Araral

Vice Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, LKY School

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Selina Ho

Senior Research Fellow

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