about us

The ISPP Policy Review (IPR) is a scholar-run policy journal of the Indian School of Public Policy.

The discourse around public policy issues has for long been the prerogative of the elite. IPR aims to tackle this bias by enhancing access to these conversations through an approach of rigorous analysis and research.

The Mission of IPR is to serve as a bridge between academia and praxis and establish its platform as a valuable resource for policy and development practitioners, academics, industry leaders as well as students and other members of civil society.

meet the team
Adhiraj Saxena

Adhiraj Saxena

Editor-in-Chief

Adhiraj is a double graduate in Economics from Shiv Nadar University and in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick. He has worked in reputed public and private initiatives such as Grant Thornton LLP and the National Mission for Clean Ganga. Previously, he was working as a Research Assistant in the Indian Statistical Institute on a project that aimed to create a handbook on anthropometric data collection. His interests lay in understanding how states and markets interact in various domains such as labour, healthcare and education etc. As the Editor in Chief of IPR, he aims to work with the editorial team to create a reputed and credible platform for public policy discourse.

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Kavya Datla

Commissioning Editor​

Kavya Datla graduated with a B.A. Economics from Ethiraj College for Women. She has worked on data-driven policy on sanitation and has volunteered at the Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare, leading projects on gender and tobacco abuse. Her interests lie at the intersection of gender, education, and technology. As a policy scholar, Kavya aims to delve into the realm of policy journalism. As Commissioning Editor of the IPR, Kavya hopes to make credible policy journalism accessible to all.   

Rishabh Ahuja

Associate Editor​

Rishabh graduated with a B.A. Honours (Humanities and Social Sciences) from the University of Delhi. With a background in interdisciplinary studies, he focuses on Politics, Economics and Journalism. He has worked with NGOs like the Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL), and the Alexis Foundation. Previously, he led the public policy vertical of an online academic blog, Youth Policy Review (YPR). His key interests lie in international relations and political economy. He is keen to explore the interdependent relationship between the foreign and domestic policies of a nation. As a member of the IPR, he wants to make the public policy discourse accessible to everyone.

Tanaya Ramani

Tanaya Ramani

Public Relations Editor

Tanaya graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and a minor in International Relations from Ashoka University. She has previously interned with the Security Studies team at Carnegie India and worked on policy research at the office of Dr. Amar Patnaik, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Additionally, she has also worked with Behind the Scenes, an NGO geared towards blue collared employees, as their Content and Research Head. She is interested in the intersection of international relations, economics and public policy. As part of IPR, she wishes to create an accessible platform that facilitates greater engagement with the discipline of public policy. 

Rachna

Rachna Deswal

Public Relations Editor

Rachna graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has worked with several government schools, alternative educational societies and NGOs operating at the grassroots. She currently works as a fellow with Norwegian Administration under their program in partnership with Activate! Academy (South Africa) and Pravah (India) to work on social impact projects around SDGs catering to challenges that the ‘global south’ faces in common. Her passion to make educational spaces more equitable and accessible draws her to the paradigm of policymaking. She is interested in exploring areas of intersection of education, gender and skill development.