Local Government Specialty

Local Government Specialty


As of 2013, the program has offered a track in urban policy and local government.

The track consists of 14 semester credit hours.


Chair of the Executive Program: Prof. Gila Menahem

Chair of the Track: Mr. Ofir Paz-Pines


The purpose of the track is to impart knowledge, theory and practical tools for developing and implementing urban and municipal policy.

The program was established in 2003 and has thus far graduated 500 students of public policy. Among these graduates are senior officials in the public sector and local governments.

The track combines courses in administration, law and economics specific to local government to impart multidisciplinary knowledge for grappling with the complex issues of local government.  

The coursework will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop and drive changes in local municipalities, to evaluate programs and to use cost-benefit analyses and tools for implementing policy ideas into practice.  

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