The purpose of this program is to contribute to strengthening capacities for the analysis and development of better public and institutional policies among political, governmental and institutional decision makers, and analysts and researchers. To this end, IESALC develops sensitization and training materials and programs for governments and parliaments, university institutions and students. Additionally, it has the following initiatives:
- International offer of three annual research grants on public policies for higher education.
- International offer of three annual positions of visiting researcher.
- Launch of a training program in MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course ) format for higher education actors and practitioners on quality and equity policies, in collaboration with UNESCO Chairs.
- Preparation, in conjunction with other international organizations, of an international hybrid doctoral program for countries with low rates of doctoral level teachers