Middle Managers

Public Policy and Private Sector Development

The performance of the private sector is key to a country’s development, and government policies and programmes can stimulate or inhibit it. More importantly, the individuals who design and implement these impactful government initiatives have a critical role to play.  

These local professionals – from all sectors – must have both domain-specific technical knowledge and analytical skills, as well as the agility needed to operate in complex state-market environments. 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 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, in partnership with  the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) – an initiative of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Stanford University, offers 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 17 June 2019 to Fri 21 June 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SGD5,080 + GST

Mon 13 May 2019

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


  • Mid-level government practitioners and private sector executives with 5–10 years of working experience
  • The next generation of leaders in Asia


Programme Fees:

S$5,080 + 7% GST

S$4,064 + 7% GST (for LKY School Degree Programme/ Executive Education Progamme Alumni)

For every 3 participants from the same organisation, the 4th participant attends for free

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

A few key lectures provide the conceptual framework for a largely case-based curriculum, which draws material from LAD’s own library of specially-written case studies. Offering an  interactive learning experience, each case describes how decision makers addressed obstacles or managed the political, cultural, or social impediments to a policy or its implementation. Recognising that every country offers a unique context, there are no “best practices” or “right answers” – students are encouraged to draw from their own experiences to enrich classroom discussions and stimulate debate as they weigh real life trade-offs whilst juggling the changing dynamics of their home country.

The case studies address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Privatisation of public resources
  • Outsourcing of regulatory functions to combat corruption and improve efficiency
  • Managing the demands of international finance institutions and multilateral banks
  • Challenges of establishing a stock market and consumer credit information system