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One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1)

 

Program in Brief

Educates mid-career professionals in local or national governments and international organizations in the skills needed for policy analysis and policy management.Educates leaders, public managers, and public policy analysts in the policy tools and ethical principles needed for democratic and efficient governance in the public policy arena.

  • Program Director: Professor Makoto Tanaka
  • Associate Director:  Professor Nobuhiro Hosoe
  • Degrees Offered
    • Master of Public Policy
    • Master of Public Administration
  • Scholarship
    For International Students Only:
    • Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [MEXT])
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Target countries for ADB Scholarship

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Time Schedule:
    • Program Duration…1 year
    • Enrollment…October
    • Graduation…September
  • How to Apply

 

The Program of Public Policy (PPP) is the oldest, largest, and most flexible of all the programs at GRIPS. This flagship program of GRIPS has roots going back to 1977 and the establishment of Japan’s first public policy institute, the Graduate School of Policy Sciences (GSPS). An umbrella organization, the PPP has produced a steady stream of highly qualified managers and leaders in many important areas of public policy. Graduates of this program become part of an international network of policy professionals.

The one-year program (MP1) equips managers and leaders with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for policy analysis, implementation and evaluation.

 

Target Group

Mid-career professionals in local or national governments and international organizations with excellent academic and work credentials and with strong leadership and managerial potential.The primary target of MP1 consists of mid-career public officials with excellent academic and work credentials, commitment to public service, and with strong managerial and leadership potential. A secondary target consists of individuals with the capacity for and commitment to high-quality public policy research. Applications are invited from officials and staff of national and local governments, as well as other international and domestic organizations concerned with public policy analysis and management.

We also accept Japanese students.

 

Program Design

The Program of Public Policy consists of core courses, concentration courses, and elective courses. All MP1 students are provided a common interdisciplinary and analytical foundation through the core courses. Students acquire more specialized knowledge by selecting courses in one of four concentration areas: Economic Policy, International Development Studies, International Relations, and Public Policy. A wide range of elective courses offers students the opportunity to broaden and/or deepen their knowledge. Practical courses are offered by government officials with extensive experience in actual policy formulation and implementation. In the Summer Program, students work in interdisciplinary teams on important real-world policy issues. This combination of academic and practical knowledge is the hallmark of a GRIPS education.The curriculum is made up of an introductory course in policy studies, policy debate seminars and a wide-variety of recommended and elective courses. All MP1 students are provided a common interdisciplinary and analytical foundation through the required courses. Students acquire more specialized knowledge by taking recommended courses. A wide range of elective courses offers students the opportunity to broaden and/or deepen their academic and pragmatic skills. In particular, GRIPS core courses are strongly recommended for all students at GRIPS, including PPP students. Practical courses are offered by government officials with extensive experience in actual policy formulation and implementation. The combination of academic and practical knowledge is the hallmark of a GRIPS education.

 

One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1) Curriculum 2019/2020 (as of October 2019)

 

(2019年10月1日)

Category

Course No.

 

Course Name

Instructor

 

GEN5010E

 

Introduction to Public Policy Studies

HORIE Masahiro, PETCHKO Katerina

GEN5020E

 

 The World and the SDGs

TANAKA Akihiko

GGG5010EB

*

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅰ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

GGG5020EB

*

Policy Debate Seminar Ⅱ

TANAKA Makoto, et al.

III
Elective Courses

ECO1000EB

 

Microeconomics I

WIE Dainn

ECO1020E

 

Essential Microeconomics

KUROSAWA Masako

ECO1060EA

 

Macroeconomics I

HSU Minchung

ECO1080E

 

Essential Macroeconomics

NAKAGAKI Yoko

ECO1600E

 

Monetary Economics (Money and Banking)

FUJIMOTO Junichi

ECO2000EB

 

Microeconomics II

WIE Dainn

ECO2020EB

 

Government and Market

HATANAKA Kaori

ECO2060EA

 

Macroeconomics II

FUJIMOTO Junichi

ECO2720EA

 

Introduction to Applied Econometrics

CHEN Stacey

ECO2770E

 

Applied Econometrics

LITSCHIG Stephan

ECO2820E

 

Gender and Development

ESTUDILLO Jonna P.

ECO2860E

 

Poverty Alleviation

ESTUDILLO Jonna P.

ECO2870E

 

Strategy for Economic Development

TBA

ECO2880E

 

Trade and Industrial Development

SONOBE Tetsushi

ECO3140E

 

Public Economics

TBA

ECO3510E

 

Environmental Economics

MUNRO Alistair

ECO3530E

 

Resource and Energy Economics

TANAKA Makoto

ECO3720E

 

Cost Benefit Analysis Ⅰ

KIDOKORO Yukihiro

ECO3840EA

 

Development Economics

YAMAUCHI Chikako

ECO3870E

 

Agricultural Development

KIJIMA Yoko

EPP2010E

 

Agricultural Economics

HARA Yonosuke

GOV1400E

 

International Relations in East Asia

TAKAGI Yusuke

GOV1900E

 

Comparative Development Studies of Asia

KAWANO Motoko

GOV2100E

 

Government and Politics in Japan

MASUYAMA Mikitaka

GOV2200EB

 

International Relations

YAMAMOTO Yoshinobu

GOV2210E

 

International Political Economy

CHEY Hyong-kyu

GOV2230E

 

Japanese Foreign Policy

KITAOKA Shinichi, PRESSELLO Andrea

GOV2240E

 

International Security Studies

MICHISHITA Narushige

GOV2280E

 

Military Operations, Strategy, and Policy

HIRONAKA Masayuki

GOV2310E

 

Comparative Politics

TAKENAKA Harukata

GOV2320E

 

Comparative State Formation

TBA

GOV2330E

 

Law and Social Change in Development Countries

TBA

GOV2460E

 

State and Politics in Southeast Asia

KHOO Boo Teik

GOV2470E

 

State and Politics in Africa

TBA

GOV2580E

 

Structure and Process of Government

HORIE Masahiro

GOV3110E

 

Political Economy of Modern Japan

TBA

GOV3220E

 

Politics of Global Money and Finance

CHEY Hyong-kyu

GOV3240E

 

Non-Traditional Security

TBA

GOV3310E

 

Comparative Political Economy

KANCHOOCHAT Veerayooth

GOV3400E

 

International Relations in Europe

IWAMA Yoko

MOR1000E

 

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

OYAMA Tatsuo, MOROHOSI Hozumi

MOR2500E

 

Quantitative Social Systems Analysis

TSUCHIYA Takashi

OYAMA Tatsuo,

PAD1010E

 

Social Science Questions and Methodologies

PETCHKO Katerina

STI2080E

 

Comparative Analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Asian Experience

INTARAKUMNERD Patalapong

 

 

Courses not listed in this table

 

 

**

Selected Topics in Policy Studies I – IV 

 

 X
Others

***

Courses offered by the Center for Professional Communication

 

Origin and Affiliation of Students (as of October 2019)

Country Typical Affiliation
Afghanistan Sanayee Development Foundation
Albania Albanian Council of Ministers
Australia Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Australian Treasury
Azerbaijan Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Economy
Bangladesh Ministry of Planning; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Establishment; Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government; Jahangirnagar University
Bhutan Ministry of Finance; National Technical Training Authority Secretariat; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education; Ministry of Information and Communications; Royal Monetary Authority
Bulgaria Ministry of Economy; University of National and World Economy
Cambodia Ministry of National Assembly Senate Relation and Inspection; General Department of Customs and Excise; National Bank of Cambodia
Cameroon Ministry of Finance
Colombia Observatorio Colombiano de Ciencia y Tecnologia
Czech Republic Ministry of Interior
Egypt Cairo University; Al-Ahram Center; Office of the Ministry
Ethiopia Mekelle University
Georgia State Chancellery of Georgia; Ministry of Finance
Ghana Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning; Ghana Statistical Service
Hungary Ministry of National Development
India National Remote Sensing Agency; Revenue Bank of India
Indonesia Bank of Indonesia; Department of Foreign Affairs; PKF Paul Hadiwinata, Hidajat, Arsono, Ade Fatma & Rekan (Registered Public Accountants)
Japan  Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Hazama Ando Corporation
Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Finance; Agency on Statistics
Kenya Kenya Revenue Authority; Ministry of Finance and Planning
Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ministry of Science and Technology; Korean Embassy; Ministry of Economic Regulation of the Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Finance; National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic; Ministry of Economic Regulation of the Kyrgyz Republic
Laos National Economic Research Institute
Lithuania Ministry of Finance; European Comission
Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
Malaysia Ministry of Health; Ministry of Defense; Royal Malaysian Custom; Ministry of Finance
Mongolia Bank of Mongolia; Ministry of Finance; General Department of National Taxation; Parliament of Mongolia
Myanmar Ministry of Finance and Revenue; Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank; Institute of Economics; Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
Netherlands Scientific Department; Ministry of International Kingdom Relation
Nepal National Planning Commission Secretariat; Office of the Prime Minister; Ministry of Land Reforms and Management
New Zealand Department of Labour
Nigeria Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; Federal Ministry of Finance
Pakistan Central Board of Revenue; Development Authority
Philippines National Economic and Development Authority; Department of Trade and Industry; Fiscal Policy and Planning, De La Salle University; Philippine Institute for Development Studies; City Government of Davao; Cebu City Government; Department of Justice
People’s Republic of China Ministry of Finance; State Development Planning Commission

Sierra Leone

National Revenue Authority
Singapore Singapore Economic Development Board; International Enterprise Singapore
Sri Lanka Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Ministry of Finance and Planning
Sudan Central Bank of Sudan
Tajikistan Ministry of Economy and Trade; Open Society Institute
Tanzania Ministry of Finance; Public Service Commission; Tanzania Revenue Authority; Ministry of Water and Irrigation; President’s Office, Planning Commission
Thailand Bank of Thailand; Ministry of Information and Communication Technology; Bureau of Penology
Turkmenistan Ministry of Economy and Finance
Uganda Bank of Uganda; Commercial Banking
Uzbekistan Ministry of Finance; President’s Office; UN Development Program
Vietnam Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Trade; Ministry of Information and Communication
Zambia Zambia Revenue Authority; Office of President; Ministry of Finance and National Planning; Ministry of Commerce
Zimbabwe Ministry of Finance and Economic Development; Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development

Title of Policy Report AY2018

 

  • Combatting Trafficking in Person in The Philippines By Increasing the Detection and Proactive Prosecution of Human Trafficking Cases 
  • Political and Economic Impact of the BCIM Economic Corridor in South Asia: The Bangladesh Case
  • Impact of Integrated Reporting on Firm’s Value: Evidence from Banking Industry of Bangladesh
  • Factors Affecting Household Income Growth In The Philippines: A Provincial Analysis
  • Investigating The Tourism Industry and Future Strategy for Attaining Economic Growth in Ethiopia
  • Role of Financial Literacy on The Uptake of Financial Services in Southern And Central Regions of Thailand
  • Determinants of farmer’s diversification away from rice: evidence from Indonesia
  • An Analysis of Bank Regulation and Financial Exclusion: Case of the Philippines
  • Political Economy of Davao Region: Mindanao’s Ace
  • Energy Transitions: Emergence of Local Energy Initiatives
  • Determinants of the Adoption of Farm Machinery in Lowland Rice Ecosystem: The Case of Central Luzon, Philippines, 1966-2012
  • Investigating the causes, structures, and strategies for improving the supply-demand gap of electric power in pakistan
  • Assessing the Relationship Between Japan’s Official Development Assistance and its Foreign Direct Investment in the Philippines
  • Effect of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Independence on Inflation Rate
  • Factors For Timeliness Of Financial Reporting (Study On Barangays Of Davao City, Philippines)
  • Reforming Road Based Public Transport
    An Examination of the Philippines’ Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Plan under the Regulatory Cycle Framework
  • Institutional Analysis and Failure Identification of PPP Road Projects in Nepal

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