Category Research

Data and Public Policy: Municipal Finance Case Study

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay commenced his session with the assertion that the future of development and governance public hinges on the effective utilization of data. India's policy-making institutions are embracing this shift, recognizing the exponential growth of data across various sectors and levels. It's essential to grasp that the formulation and execution of development strategies entail numerous decisions, both small and large, influenced by uncertainties and the ever-changing economic, institutional, and technological landscape.
Evolving Global Trade Architecture and Return of Industrial Policy.

Evolving Global Trade Architecture and Return of Industrial Policy

The session on ‘Evolving Global Trade Architecture and Return of Industrial Policy’ was conducted by Dr. Aashish Chandorkar. He began the session with an introduction to Neoliberal times where government interventions in the economic policies became a bit of a taboo. The current economic and trade system that we see today is a result of a series of events that mainly happened post World War II, but mostly after the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). 

Bridging Divides: Navigating the Canada-India Relationship

Canada and India share a long-standing relationship that has been characterised by diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. However, in recent years, this relationship has faced challenges due to the Khalistan movement, a Sikh separatist movement seeking an independent homeland called Khalistan. This policy analysis aims to analyse  the evolving India-Canada situation in the context of the Khalistan movement, examining the historical background, the current state of affairs, and potential policy recommendations to address the issue.

Gender and Public Policies In India

Prof. Patel started with the reservation policy which is affirmative action to compensate for historical injustices. The Indian constitution provides provisions which allows the Union government and the states and territories of India to set reserved quotas or seats, at a particular percentage in Education admissions, employments, political bodies, promotions, etc., for “socially and educationally backward citizens.” She also highlighted the first population policy of India which came in 1952. India was the first post colonial nation to adopt Family Planning. NITI Ayog and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decide the population stabilization policies in India.

Social Security and Public Policy

On Day 6 of the Fundamentals of Public Policy, an immersive online spring school programme, organized by the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi, an insightful session on Social security and Public Policy was led by Mr. Sandeep Chachra. The discussion began with the evolution of social security and where it lies in history. While social welfare provisions have existed in all civilizations, the evolution of modern social security can be traced back to the early days of capitalism around the end of 16th century.

Philanthropy & Public Policy

A four week immersive Online Introductory Certificate Course on Fundamentals of Public Policy organised by the Impact and Policy Research Institute has been a remarkable event. There were eight sessions in total, of which 18th of March saw three of the most distinguished speakers. The event was chaired by Prof. Mukul Asher, Former Professor, NUS Singapore & IMPRI.