Three leading universities come together to offer state-of-the-art knowledge and practice on public policy for private sector development. The National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 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.
The performance of the private sector is key to a country’s economic development, and government policies and programmes can either stimulate or inhibit it. Government officials who design and implement these impactful policy initiatives have a critical role to play. They need 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.