The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) hosted a workshop and panel discussion on 'DesignThinking in Public Policy' on 21st December 2018 at the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi. Conducted by Design Strategist Sukanto Roy, the workshop addressed the different stages of user-centred policy design such as discovery (understanding local context), define (identification of problem), action plan, creating a prototype (solution) and testing.
The concluding panel discussion on 'Design Thinking in Public Policy' was chaired by Parth Shah, President, CCS and included policy and design experts including Sukanto Roy; Harsh Shrivastava, CEO, Microfinance Institutions Network; and Dr Aditya Dev Sood, Social Entrepreneur. Our eminent panellists deliberated on the relevance and implications of design thinking in formulation and framing of sound public policies. The event was attended by over 40 students, young professionals, and journalists.
The ISPP is conceived as the first design-thinking focused school of public policy in India with a vision to develop policy professionals with the knowledge, skills, wisdom and ethics to understand, design and implement local solutions to India's enduring policy and governance challenges.