Conceptualised and started by two young public policy professionals, Public Policy India (PPI) is a knowledge platform dedicated solely to the cause of Public Policy in India. An average Indian engages with Public Policy multiple times a day. From fretting over power cuts to meandering through potholed roads, from marvelling at instant money transfers on UPI to the lack of well-paying and productive jobs in the country, from hastily imposed lockdowns to overcrowded locals, each of these is a direct outcome of public policy.

Why PPI

Ours is a generation far more aware than any before. It is way more engaged with socio-political subjects, equally opinionated as well – an important trait of a healthy democracy and a functioning, free society. However, there exists a lack of critical understanding of some of these subjects that we engage with, subconsciously, on a sustained basis. It is not something which can be blamed on a layperson either, everyone has a living to earn, a life to get on with and numerous other priorities. Hence, the opportunity to engage with these important processes and subjects doesn’t usually come up, no matter how important and ultimately beneficial it may be. 

PPI is a bold, honest attempt at bridging this critical gap, one which we believe ultimately impinges on the way our governments function, our societies are shaped and ultimately the lives that we lead. We understand, our readers are busy and have other pressing demands on their time, but we also understand that they have a need and a desire to form opinions, to share, to learn and ultimately to be well-informed citizens of the societies we collectively inhabit. This insight is the primary motivation and reasoning behind its existence.

What we do

PPI is a knowledge (as opposed to just information) platform with a strong sense of purpose, driven by a realization of the unfathomable improvement we can collectively make to the societies and systems engulfing us. We’ve developed a specific set of features/products which we believe are most likely to be successful in serving a wide variety of audiences, short on time and attention but eager to develop an understanding before forming an opinion. We can’t wait to share them with you.

From soliciting and publishing significant contributions on pressing policy issues by Members of Parliament, bureaucrats, politicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals etc., to The Policy Gram delivered right to your Instagram feeds with timeless knowledge to help you become a more informed citizen. We also have our weekly newsletter, The Policy Post, bringing to you all our publications, top stories from the policy world, and the best job/internship opportunities in the field of Public Policy, Communications and the Development Sector more broadly; delivered straight to your inbox every Friday evening. No spam, No-nonsense, Never.

Meet the team!

Yash and Swati are public policy professionals currently working as Consultant/Associate and have backgrounds in the LAMP Fellowship, Centre for Civil Society, Government of India, Takshashila Institution, UNDP, Teach for India etc.

Michelle, our Digital Communications Lead, has spent three years mastering the art of delivering digital content from one of India’s premier mass communication colleges. Ashima Singh, our research lead, is an Ashoka University graduate. She worked at the Trivedi Centre for Political Data in collaboration with NDTV and has a PGD in Chinese (Mandarin).

Having been beneficiaries of India’s economic growth and steady policy evolution over the past two decades, we strongly feel it is incumbent upon all of us to do our bit to ensure that the same extends to millions more whose boats are yet to be lifted.

Public Policy remains the most potent, sustainable and sure-footed tool for achieving that vision. It’ll take time, but we’ll make it happen collectively.

Reach out to us!

The (really small) team at PPI is always looking forward to hearing your ideas, perspectives and suggestions on how we can improve!

You can write to us at contact@publicpolicyindia.com

Additionally, you can also reach out to the founders directly at – @yashagarwalm and @Swato_ on Twitter!

You can also reach out to us on any of our social media platforms via DM. We promise to be prompt with our replies 🙂

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