Ipolicy: Inspiring Policy Leaders
This June, we took our introductory course in public policy, the ìpolicy, to Bangalore and Hyderabad, with 61 graduates. Through interactive sessions, games and simulation, and debates and dialogues, our faculty engaged our participants in discussions on contemporary policy concerns like the agrarian crisis, effective property rights, the alcohol prohibition policy and the significance of greater choice and competition in the education sector.
Our eminent faculty this month included JP Narayan, Founder, Lok Satta Party; Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant, Centre for Public Policy Research; Rohan Joshi, Head-Outreach, Centre for Teacher Accreditation; and Parth Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society.
Baithak: Conversations in Policy
We conducted Baithaks, our monthly policy dialogues in three cities this month - New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The Baithaks brought together 81 keen alumni to discuss contemporary policy and political and-economic concerns, including the Constitution (First Amendment) Act of 1951, the recent polls and policy challenges ahead, regulatory challenges in credit services for MSMEs, and the role and scope of private schools in India. Our facilitators included Barun Mitra, Founder, Liberty Institute; Nikhil Mehra, Advocate; Prashant Narang, Advocate; Dr. D. Dhanuraj, Centre for Policy Research; Dr. Ashwin Mahesh, Founder, Mapunity; Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary, Director, Caspian Impact Advisors.
ISPP Policy relay series: Bringing Expert Commentary on Public Policy
This June, the Indian School of Public Policy conducted three workshops with eminent policy practitioners including Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Development Economist; Dhiraj Nayyar, Chief Economist, Vedanta Resources; and Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water. Engaging 104 participants, the workshops addressed the need for evidence-based policy-making and effective impact evaluation, the prerequisites for accelerating economic growth, and the importance of transitioning to sustainable forms of energy.
Webinars from ISPP:
Understanding the Swiss Case for Good Governance and Prosperity
On 8th June, the Indian School of Public Policy hosted a webinar with Mr. Sebastian Hug, Consul General and CEO, Swissnex India, with a focus on Switzerland’s success in industry and governance. Using case studies on the cheese, fintech and watch-making industry, Mr Hug highlighted the need for a conducive environment facilitated by the government in the form of investments in research and development, a robust education system and regulatory frameworks facilitated by an effective government.