Letter from the Editorial Board

Dear Readers, 

We are ecstatic to present to you the third year of the ISPP Policy Review. All of us are incredibly excited to work with a driven and talented team of peers to bring forth cutting-edge work in the field of public policy. Our journal aims to reflect the inherently interdisciplinary nature of public policy by providing a platform to researchers and professionals across the country to display their work in fields that cut across the economic, social and political landscapes.

The vision with which we operate at the ISPP Policy Review is to create a credible and well-regarded journal that allows practitioners of public policy at all levels to come together and present their ideas. Through our edition publications, we strive to collate some of the most thought-provoking and impactful work that is being conducted in India across a myriad of policy verticals. This year, we are hopeful that we can utilize the blog space and other forms such as podcasts and interviews to construct a space where complex conversations around policy can become accessible to people everywhere. 

The past year has been one that has truly tested this nation. Our extant infrastructures of health, national security and information technology, to name a few, have seen challenges like never before. However, what will become pivotal for the nation is the way we chart our way forward. Keeping this in mind, we wanted our first edition to be centred on what is to come. 

The theme for our first edition of the academic year 2021-22 is “India’s Public Policy Challenges in 2022”. To be released on the 26th of January 2022, as the Republic is celebrated, we wish to create a discourse around the policy challenges that are to come. Reflecting on the inter-disciplinary nature of policy, we wanted to keep the theme of the edition broad so as to incorporate the different disciplines that can exist in the realm of policy. 

We hope that we can deliver our initiatives and present a credible platform for researchers to put forth their work and for the public to access. It is a vital moment in human history and we are all glad to be there to document the dynamics of it. 

Regards,

Aditya, Kavya, Rishabh, and Tanaya