Students host seminar to discuss policy making

Students host seminar to discuss policy making
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The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), hosted a graduate seminar to provide a suitable platform for young researchers to share and exchange ideas aimed at creating a synergy between political leadership, bureaucracy, people’s institutions, private business,

The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), hosted a graduate seminar to provide a suitable platform for young researchers to share and exchange ideas aimed at creating a synergy between political leadership, bureaucracy, people’s institutions, private business, thought leaders and development practitioners towards reorienting policy architecture from April 27 to 29.


The last two decades have witnessed new patterns of interaction between economics, politics and the society and the policy architecture of almost every country has responded to these changes. However, there is a growing contestation among these institutions with respect to their roles in influencing policy formulation and processes.


“There is an urgent need to recognise and deliver on the critical needs of people in an ever-changing society, to provide richer human opportunities and initiate creative and tangible changes in institutions governing well-being, growth and development,” said Lakshmi Lingam, deputy director, TISS, Hyderabad.


The papers were presented by universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Lee Kuan Yew School of public policy, Singapore, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, to name few, analysed the existing status of development intervention, seeking to understand and measure their impact, dissect critical policy failures, explore big ideas and showcase examples of innovative practices in government and public policy in India, South Asia and the world.


The papers presented in the seminar were mentored and discussed by senior academics/ development professionals. The seminar hosted two plenaries on each day on the current social, political and economic and policy concerns. The various themes covered during the seminar were Drivers of Development and Well-being Democracy and Governance, Human Rights, Poverty and Inequality Rural Development, Urbanisation and Cities Service Delivery, Environment and Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation, Regulatory Institutions and Future of Regulation Law, Economics and Development.

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