Public Administration is a broad-ranging and amorphous combination of theory and practice; its purpose is to promote an understanding of government and its relationship with the society it governs, as well as to encourage public policies that are more responsive to social needs and to institute managerial practices attuned to effectiveness, efficiency, and the deeper human requisites of the citizenry.
In this course , we review the role, challenges, legal and administrative framework of The Gambia Public Service in the Development Process, and assess the impact public service has had on the lives of all the citizens during the colonial legacy, through the first Republic , and now.
OBJECTIVES : By the end of the course, students would have:
- Acquired adequate preparation for the fulfillment of their administrative functions
- Acquired a firm foundation for personal development for challenges in the future
- Been exposed to the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance their overall operational effectiveness
- Acquired skills to better manage public resources
PGDPA 001 Public Management & Governance
PGDPA 002 Public Policy Analysis
PGDPA 003 Public Finance and Accounting
PGDPA 004 Leadership in Organizations
PGDPA 005 Strategic Management
PGDPA 006 Public Sector Communications
PGDPA 007 Economic Development Planning
PGDPA 008 Decentralization & Local Governance
PGDPA 009 Strategic Financial Management
PGDPA 010 Research Methods & Research Management
Duration: 12 Months
Management Portfolios, Public Administration, as well as Civil Society Positions
Eligibility / Admission Criteria: Prospective students should have obtained at least an Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (ADMS) or Public Administration with a minimum grade aggregate of ‘ C’ ; 3-5 years’ work experience at the middle-level management in the Civil or Public Service.