Shaping the Future: Public Policy, Education, ICT, and Technology

Arjun Kumar


The nexus between public policy, education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and technology is pivotal in today’s rapidly evolving world. Public policy is the compass that navigates technology integration into education, ensuring equitable access and quality learning and preparing future generations for a digital age. The IMPRI Centre for ICT for Development is a beacon, driving evidence-based policy discussions, research, and initiatives at this critical intersection.

Relevance of Public Policy in Education, ICT, and Technology

The relevance of public policy in education, ICT, and technology cannot be overstated. Policies shape how technology is harnessed to enhance teaching methods, student engagement, and accessibility to education. They ensure that technology bridges gaps, democratizes learning, and equips students with the skills needed in a tech-driven world.

Contribution of IMPRI Centre for ICT for Development

The Centre stands as a catalyst for research, analysis, and advocacy, ensuring that public policies align with today’s and tomorrow’s educational and technological needs. IMPRI brings together educators, policymakers, tech experts, and practitioners to discuss challenges and innovations through research papers, policy dialogues, and collaborative endeavours. The centre significantly contributes to shaping policies that drive tech-infused education by conducting rigorous research and offering evidence-based insights.

Scope of Research and Analysis

The scope of research within the IMPRI Centre’s domain spans a spectrum of education, ICT, and technology-related topics. From examining digital literacy, online learning platforms, and AI in education to exploring challenges in remote learning and the digital divide, IMPRI’s research encompasses multifaceted dimensions. The centre enhances policy discussions with comprehensive insights by delving into these areas.

Career Prospects in the Field

Professionals interested in amalgamating education, ICT, and technology have promising career prospects. Opportunities exist within government agencies, educational institutions, ed-tech startups, research organizations, international organizations, and consulting firms. Career paths include educational technology design, policy analysis, curriculum development, instructional design, and ed-tech entrepreneurship. The IMPRI Centre for ICT for Development offers a platform for skill enhancement, networking, and contributing to transformative policy changes.

IMPRI Centre for ICT for Development’s Role

The Centre plays a pivotal role in influencing policies that harness technology’s potential in education. Its collaborations ensure that research translates into actionable policy measures. By bridging the gap between research and policy implementation, IMPRI empowers educators, students, and communities. The centre’s contributions extend to advocating for digital literacy, fostering inclusive education, and preparing societies for a technology-driven future.


As education and technology become increasingly intertwined, public policy is the guiding light to ensure equitable and effective integration. The IMPRI Centre for ICT for Development exemplifies how research, collaboration, and advocacy can lead to policies that equip learners with the skills of the future. As the centre continues to navigate the dynamic landscape of education, ICT, and technology, it reaffirms its commitment to building a world where technology empowers individuals and drives inclusive, quality education for all.

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  • 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.

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