Tag - Public Policy

Measuring public policy outcomes

Programme evaluations could improve the effectiveness of public policies and drive more efficient use of public funds. In this episode, Sarthak Pradhan and Ritul Gaur speak to Veenu Singh about the history of programme evaluation in India. They discuss India’s Output-Outcome framework, Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks across the world, the constraints and the way forward. Here are some...

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Ep. 810: Social Movements and Public Policy

The Yellow Vest Movement in France, the Farmers’ Movement in India, the Civil Rights Movement or Marriage Equality in the United States, and the Anti-Sexual Harassment movement in Pakistan have one thing in common: they were social movements that were able to affect public policy change by creating, amending or repealing legislature. Policies are made behind closed doors yet they affect people...

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Ep. 753: Mind the Policy Implementation Gap

Over the last 75 years of India’s independence, there has been no dearth of ideas and policies targeting progress. Yet policy progress is dependent on policy implementation. In this episode, Aarushi Kataria talks to Pranay Kotasthane about the gap that exists between policies on paper and what they actually achieve. They talk about the Right to Information Act 2005 and the 2020 Farm Bills in...

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Ep. 609: Policies for the Entertainment Sector

The animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) industry has seen unprecedented growth and has immense potential in creating jobs and economic opportunities. In this episode, Biren Ghose talks to Sarthak Pradhan about the need for a policy to enable this sector to thrive in the coming years. Biren Ghose is the Vice Chairman at CII National Media & Entertainment Committee and is...

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The Environment in India’s Law & Courts

Can India’s courts and laws protect the country’s environment? Pavan Srinath on Episode 140 of The Pragati Podcast revisits the topic on World Environment Day 2020 with Supreme Court Lawyer Ninad Laud. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Ninad Laud was previously on...

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ನಡೆ, ಸೈಕಲ್ ಓಡಿಸೋಣ! Cycling and Walking in the City.

This is episode 41 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ನಮ್ಮ ನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾದಚಾಲಕರಿಗೆ ಮಹತ್ವ ಇಲ್ಲದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಕಾರುಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ದ್ವಿಚಕ್ರವಾಹನಗಳಗು ರಸ್ತೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿವೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಸಂದರಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೈಕಲ್ ಚಲಿಸುವುದು ಅಸಾಧ್ಯವಾದ ಕೆಲಸ. ನಮ್ಮ ಚಾಲಕರ ವಿಧಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೈಕಲ್ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ತರಹದ...

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ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಎಂದರೆ ಯಾರು? The Public in Public Policy.

This is episode 28 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ನೀತಿ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು? ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಹಿತಾಸಕ್ತಿ ಎಂದರೆ ಏನು? ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಅವರ ಮುಂದಿರುವ ನೀತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಶ್ವಿನ್ ಮಹೇಶ್ ರವರು ತಮ್ಮ 15 ವರ್ಷದ ಸುದೀರ್ಘ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ...

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A Long Strange Trip in Public Policy

This is Episode 100 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] On the 100th episode of The Pragati Podcast, the tables have been turned. Host Pavan Srinath occupies the guest seat today, with Winona Laisram talking to him about his last decade of working in public policy, and recording one hundred episodes of The Pragati Podcast...

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