BCURE Trainings take place with the National School of Public Policy and the Civil Services Academy following MOU signing

January 20, 2021
Implemented in collaboration with the National School of Public Policy in Pakistan (NSPP), Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard University and CERP Executive Education, Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) is a series of trainings that equips policy decision-makers with practical skills and frameworks to effectively apply rigorous data and research evidence in their work. Following an MOU signing with Mr. Maroof Syed, CEO, CERP and Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha, Rector, NSPP in September 2020, CERP Executive Education conducted BCURE for 130 participants (Senior Management Course) from the National Institute of Management Of Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar in December 2020, and for 214 participants (Common Training Program) from the Civil Services Academy in Pakistan this January. Participants engaged in interactive classroom sessions online, applying concepts learned through the digital modules to realistic policy challenges in the form of lectures, discussions, and case exercises. Under the BCURE program, nationwide workshops have been organised in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. BCURE training have been put to successful use at the Civil Services Academy and the National School of Public Policy in Pakistan since 2014, and the Harvard BCURE program is the first systematic, civil service-wide effort to change the culture of evidence use in the public sector.