Tuesday, March 06, 2007
India must breed more policy wonks
Mukul Asher has a fascinating article in Far Eastern Economic Review in March 2007 titled India must breed more policy wonks [pdf]. This is partly about public policy research in India, and primarily about formal educational programs in public policy. In some ways, folks in the IAS do a Masters in Public Administration at Mussoorie. But there is a big gap between what they get and a modern MPA/MPP program. In addition, it's better to decouple the education from the recruitment. Indeed, the signals thrown up in the educational process improve the decision making of recruiters.