This post originally appeared in my blog http://wethegoverati.wordpress.com
Every year, second year Master of Public Policy students must complete a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) as a part of their degree. The project is an analytic and consultative professional product developed for a real-world client by Masters in Public Policy candidates under Harvard Kennedy School faculty supervision. The PAE is developed around a specific policy problem nominated by the client, with concrete policy responses and recommendations proposed by the PAE authors. Anna York and I - co-Chairs of the school’s Government 2.0 Professional Interest Group and second year MPP students - are excited to connect Government 2.0 club members to Government 2.0 projects in the field, and are seeking expressions of interest from government agencies and non-profit organizations for potential PAE projects in 2009-2010. Projects should pose a significant challenge or problem to be worked through by students, and be centered around Government 2.0:
More details about the PAE:
- The project runs for seven months from September through March, with the bulk of the research and writing occurring from December.
- A project appropriate for a Harvard Kennedy School PAE should be of suitable scope and complexity for completion within the 7 month project timeframe.
- The outcome of the project will be a specific set of policy recommendations based on the research and analysis conducted by MPP students.
- In addition to the specific policy recommendations, other project deliverables should be negotiated between the client and MPP students.
- Any travel costs incurred by students associated with the project should also be negotiated with the client.
- See HKS Professor Steven Kelman's post about the PAE (i.e. free management consulting) here.
Any ideas? If you represent and agency or an organization with a potential project or have ideas or recommendations (or examples of best practices, etc) please comment here or if you prefer email me directly at [email protected] or on twitter @yasminfodil