Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

Charting Urban India’s Budgetary Landscape: Interim Budget 2024 & Viksit Bharat @ 2047

Charting Urban India’s Budgetary Landscape: Interim Budget 2024 & Viksit Bharat @ 2047
Cities in India are envisioned as engines of growth. Any meaningful long-term vision for India would be incomplete without planning for the cities and quite rightly, urbanization is considered as one of the country’s top developmental challenges.

Animating Change: The Unexplored Frontier of Public Policy Careers for Animation Students in India

Animating Change: The Unexplored Frontier of Public Policy Careers for Animation Students in India
In a world increasingly driven by visual communication, the intersection of animation and public policy may seem like an unconventional pairing. However, as India navigates complex societal challenges, the power of animation to convey messages and drive engagement is gaining recognition. This article aims to shed light on the untapped potential for students of Animation in the realm of public policy in India and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Shaping Cities, Crafting Policies: The Role of Urban Designers in Indian Public Policy

Shaping Cities, Crafting Policies: The Role of Urban Designers in Indian Public Policy
In the ever-evolving landscape of India's urbanization, the role of urban designers has expanded beyond the realms of aesthetics and functionality. Today, students of Urban Design stand at the crossroads of creativity and governance, with the opportunity to actively contribute to the formulation and implementation of public policies that shape the future of cities. This article delves into the exciting prospects that await Urban Design students in the dynamic field of public policy in India.

Navigating the Nexus: Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Students of Tourism Studies in India

Navigating the Nexus: Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Students of Tourism Studies in India
Tourism is not merely an industry; it's a bridge that connects people, cultures, and economies. As students embark on their journey in Tourism Studies, a field that traditionally focuses on the dynamics of travel and hospitality, there lies an uncharted realm that intersects with the policymaking landscape. This article aims to illuminate the exciting opportunities awaiting students of Tourism Studies in the diverse and dynamic field of public policy in India.

Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Graphic Design Students in India

Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Graphic Design Students in India
In a world where the realms of art and governance intersect, there lies a unique opportunity for students of Graphic Design to carve out impactful careers in public policy. While the traditional path for graphic designers may lead to roles in advertising, branding, or digital media, there is an emerging demand for creative minds to contribute to shaping public narratives, policies, and government communications. This article aims to shed light on the exciting prospects that await graphic design students in the realm of public policy in India.

Empowering Change: Navigating Public Policy Careers in India for Hindi Language Students

Empowering Change: Navigating Public Policy Careers in India for Hindi Language Students
As India stands at the crossroads of economic, social, and political evolution, the role of public policy in shaping the nation's trajectory has never been more crucial. For students proficient in Hindi, the journey into the realm of public policy presents an exciting avenue to contribute to the country's development. This article aims to guide Hindi language students through the diverse and impactful career opportunities within the field of public policy in India, emphasizing the importance of linguistic diversity in shaping inclusive policies.