A Baithak in Hyderabad:
Conversations on Election Policy
and Democracy in India
On 18th May, we hosted Baithak, our monthly policy dialogue at the GP Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad on 'Election Policy and Democracy in India', moderated by Dr. JP Narayan, Founder, Lok Satta Party and Former Civil Servant. Engaging 58 enthusiastic participants, the discussion centered around the idea of voting responsibly and the importance of accountability in the government. Dr. Narayan perfectly summed up the discussion by emphasising that it is vital for us to consider governance outcomes over sentiments when casting our votes.
ISPP Policy Relay Series: Bringing expert commentary on Public Policy
This May, the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised two events, engaging 150 participants. On 11th, a workshop on 'Measuring Public Policy Effectiveness at State-level in India' was conducted by Professor. Rajeev Malhotra, Development Economist and Former civil servant. The workshop discussed methods to assess policy effectiveness like the efficiency of resource use, desirability of outputs, outcome and sustainability of processes and outcomes. On 25th May, a panel discussion on the 'Public Policy Careers in Corporate Sector' was organised, addressing the emergence of public policy as a career springboard, with a particular focus on the corporate sector.
Webinars from ISPP:
A Dialogue with the Experts
This May, the Indian School of Public Policy conducted two webinars, bringing expert perspectives on critical contemporary issues. On 4th May, Dr Vikas Kathuria, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich spoke on 'Rivalry for User Data: Implications for Consumers and Law, engaging 23 participants. On 18th May, with 33 participants, Professor Renuka Sane, Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy spoke on the topic 'Who Protects the Consumer: The Case of Indian Finance'.