Previous Programmes

Executive Education programmes are a part of the Centre’s core activities, aligned with LSE’s Vision 2030: Shape the World to build capacity and create opportunities for life-long learning. We believe that with LSE’s globally ranked expert faculty in South Asia, and our network of collaborations with UK and international organisations, we are able to curate and deliver world-class programmes to suit your requirements and budgets. 

Exec Education DARPG

In the last few years, the Centre has hosted two customised Executive Education programmes for middle and senior-level civil servants from India: in January 2018, we hosted a week-long, highly-successful programme on E-Governance Challenges: Applications & Strategy. The stated objectives of the Programme were to provide an understanding of the potential for the Internet and other ICTs to shape governmental relationships, e-governance activities and outcomes; help participants gain an understanding to the challenges of successful implementation of e-governance initiatives; allow participants to learn from international best practice in e-governance; aid participants in their understanding of the process of e-governance in implementation and the necessary public reforms. 

The programme was delivered by top LSE academics who specialise in the field of E-Governance, Governance and Public Management along with external industry experts with significant experience in E-Governance who had been invited especially to speak at the programme. Topics covered ranged from Financial Architecture to Smart Cities, Health, Development and more. Its intention to provide the participants with an international, comparative, applied and comprehensive view of E-Governance. The participants’ feedback gave an average approval score of 3.7 (out of 5) based on performance and teaching methods. The programme also consisted of a visit to Westminster Council, the local authority for the City of Westminster in Greater London. The visit gave participants an insight into how Westminster Council’s IT infrastructure enables the local authority to implement and deliver on E-Governance initiatives from a technological perspective. The visit entailed an hour-long presentation from Westminster Council’s Chief Information Officer who discussed and showcased some of the Council’s best practices in support of E-Governance initiatives.

Exec Eductation

In January 2020, we hosted an Executive Education programme on ‘Public Policy & Governance’ (in collaboration with JILDEE, India). The five-day program for 14 middle and senior level civil servants from West Bengal included 12 teaching and interactive sessions, with experts drawn from LSE, SOAS and King’s College London. The programme was designed to improve levels of knowledge relating to global best practice in Public Policy, especially in areas of infrastructure, utilities, the environment and public finances, to improve participant skills in analysing Public Policy options, to suggest measures to assess Good Governance, and to relate experiences in other countries to the requirements of West Bengal and India. A highlight of the trip was an invitation to the London celebrations of India’s Republic Day at the famous Guildhall, hosted by the High Commission of India.