Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear Readers,

I am elated to introduce you all to the second year of the ISPP Policy Review. This year, we take forward our aim to disseminate comprehensive information on complex policy issues through an objective and analytical lens. The journal aims at covering subjects of social, economic, and political relevance across India and the globe.

ISPP Policy Review envisions to be a regarded journal that is accessible to students, researchers and policymakers alike. In this regard, the journal will release interesting podcasts, blog style articles and special policy analysis write-ups among other regular publication pieces. We want to democratize the policy discourse that could be inclusive of thoughts and opinions of the future. The journal therefore represents a conscious attempt to bring out evidence-based, credible policy insights that would play a significant role in shaping young minds.

The year 2020 has been pivotal in bringing notable shifts in the way the globalized world has  looked at policy-making in the recent past. This academic year, the journal attempts to embrace the backdrop of such an extraordinary period by delving into the possible policy alternatives to solve these complex problems.

The theme for our first edition of the academic year 2020-21 is titled ‘Reflecting on the year 2020 from the public policy lens’. To be released on the 21st December 2020, it discusses issues that came to light more succinctly due to the impending pandemic. They range from concerns of data availability in India to the need for a better public distribution system. This edition also analyses the recent agricultural developments that have brought basic farmers’ issues to the forefront.

Our February edition of the ISPP Policy Review will be looking at economic and financial policy shifts in India and elsewhere. To be released close to India’s parliamentary budget session, we are welcoming ideas and analysis on the fiscal and monetary changes that will be seen in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also seeks to explore global macroeconomic shocks that need to be addressed through pragmatic fiscal and market intervention. The ISPP Policy Review team looks forward to abstracts, write-ups and queries therewith on these and related topics.


Manas Gubbi

Manas Gubbi
Manas Gubbi, Editor-in-Chief, ISPP Policy Review