Public Policy in

Action Practice

Policy praxis programme

Practice | Academic | Leadership

PPIA Practice:

A Step Towards Augmenting Public Systems

In 2018, Transform Rural India Foundation launched the Aspirational Districts Fellowship to support the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme. The Aspirational District Fellowship was designed to support the district administrations of 35 Left-Wing Extremism-affected districts as well as to provide a ‘change leadership’ experience for young, highly motivated professionals (Fellows). The engagement now has about 110 Fellows inducted which is reflective of a very rewarding intervention of high impact. With our experience over the last 4 years as well as the support of our partners, we now have the confidence to build a unique Public Policy in Action praxis programme that can build the competencies of young professionals in a structured manner to augment public systems by injecting fresh thinking and new ways of working in our “public programmes”.

A Signature Praxis Residency Programmme

The Public Policy in Action Practice Programme is a two-year policy praxis certificate programme that exhibits a unique blend of public policy practice and academic rigour. The programme provides a exceptional learning opportunity for development sector professionals to bolster their experience working with high impact public programmes particularly targeted to the most marginalised communities in rural India.

Unlike other public policy programmes, the crux of PPiA practice lies in the placement of the learners within the public administration. The placement provides a unique leverage for the learner where they are able to practice ‘public policy in action’ in a live setting while simultaneously engaging with the opportunities, complexities, and vulnerabilities of the public system in real-time. The programme has been designed to nurture future-ready adaptive leaders who are driven by purpose & seek to become change agents.

The Programme Architecture

Arts And Science of Public Policy

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Practicum

Focusses on applying the learnings and provide techno-managerial support for the public administration real-time while being directly placed with the public system through consistent mentorship

Global Perspectives from International Faculty

The curriculum delivered by globally renowned faculty through TRIF’s ongoing long-term partnerships with T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Stanford University etc

Impact Leadership Experience

The leadership component will equip Fellows with the skills and knowledge to gain influence within the public administration and achieve greater results over a longer period

SIGNATURE PRAXIS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

A two-year intensive applied learning programme with a unique blend of public policy practice and academic rigour that will equip working development sector professionals with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives required to deliver expert technical assistance to the public system in resource-starved geographies.
Unlike other academic programmes, PPIA will have a complementing component that focuses on the practice of ‘public policy in action’ in a live setting where they continually engage with the opportunities, complexities, and vulnerabilities of the public system in real time.

The programme will build and nurture a cadre of future-ready adaptive leaders who can impactfully transform last mile delivery of critical government programmes impacting the most marginalised communities in India.

The courses will be designed to aid well-rounded professionals who are driven by purpose & seek development intentionality in their journey towards self-discovery and their aspiration to become change agents.
Signature praxis residency programme will build and nurture a cadre of future-ready adaptive leaders who can impactfully transform last mile delivery of critical government programmes impacting the most marginalised communities in India.
Signature praxis residency programme will build and nurture a cadre of future-ready adaptive leaders who can impactfully transform last mile delivery of critical government programmes impacting the most marginalised communities in India.

CORE VALUES |
THE PPIA EDGE

Transformative : Driving impact at scale on key government programmes with a clear outcome framework.

Adaptive : Enabling people within the public administration to develop new capacities that can overcome vulnerabilities and complexities of public systems.

Inclusive : Nurturing inclusive, diverse, and intersectional perspectives in public system’s relationship with marginalised communities and ensuring that nobody’s left behind.

Leadership : Embodying leadership as a pursuit of excellence with high degree of integrity, professionalism, and accountability to all stakeholders involved.

THE PPIA PROMISE

At the end of 2 years, we aim to build cadre of impactive driven leaders equipped with

Realities

Developing a contextualized knowledge of rural communities, deficiencies & opportunities within public system delivery, and what it takes to build impact at scale.

Sensitivities

Activating the agency of key stakeholders responsible for impact, their priorities, concerns, and hot buttons, and supporting them through the change for good.

Competencies

Building user-centric programme design for bringing change at scale through data analysis to drive decision making, communication skills that can drive social development discourse.

Perspectives

Defining the long-term vision for the country for a just and equitable society and understanding the role that public systems play in achieving the vision.

Programme Architecture

ARTS AND SCIENCE OF PUBLIC POLICY

The programme will look at building a holistic perspective of society, the public system, and the interaction between the two. The core curriculum will be curated with a unique intersectional lens in public policy that leverages the public system to transform the quality of life of the most marginalised communities in India.

IMPACT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

There will be a crosscutting track on building high-performing leaders. Embedded within the academic programme, the leadership component will equip Fellows with the skills and knowledge to gain influence within the public administration and achieve greater results in their current role and future career.

Programme Architecture

Programme Architecture

PRACTICUM

Focusses on applying the learnings and provide techno-managerial support for the public administration real-time while being directly placed with the public system through consistent mentorship from top-level bureaucrats of the country.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES FROM
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

The curriculum delivered by globally renowned faculty through TRIF’s ongoing long-term partnerships with T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Stanford University etc.

Programme Architecture

The PPIA curriculum will consist of 3 main tracks.

1

PPiA Practice: Deepening their understanding of public policy analysis, making a choice of design and public policy implementation architecture.

2

Adaptive Leadership: Exercising leadership while being co-located public administration with and without a position of authority.

3

Decoding society, governance & development: Understanding the society, their influence, and interaction with the public administration

Each track has a comprehensive design that engages with the realities in real-time, develops a high degree of sensitivity for each stakeholder, builds core competencies, and connects with perspectives required to prepare a holistic professional.

Curriculum Timeline

Practicum Timeline

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining the program, we encourage you to reach out to us. Feel free to contact us for more information and registration details. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Core Faculty

The core faculty will also anchor a team of globally renowned academics and practitioners who bring in a wealth of knowledge and experience from academia, public administration, and the civil society.

Michael Walton

Harvard Kennedy School

Isabel Guerrero

Harvard Kennedy School

Zachary Green

University of San Diego

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Stanford University

Amarjeet Sinha

Former Adviser to PMO

Dr. Sanjeev Chopra

Secretary, GOI

Sarojini Ganju Thakur

Former Addl Chief Secretary, GoHP

Arun Maira

Former Member of Planning Commission of India

Suneeta Dhar

Co-Founder and Chair of the South Asia Women Foundation – India

Patrick Heller

Brown University

Patrick Whitney

Harvard University

Andre Nogueira

Harvard University

Dharmendra Chandurkar

Sambodhi Research and Communications

Preeti Sahai

Harvard Kennedy School

Vijay Mahajan

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

Deep Joshi

PRADAN

Scott Guggenheim

Georgetown University

Sanjiva Prasad

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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