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.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how the research at NCAER and other institutions is processed by the IAS personnel. Does research matter at any level or is it entirely policy-making in response to media?


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