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About Public Policy Research Centre

Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC) is a research organization established under the Dr Mookerjee Smruti Nyas, a public charitable trust. The Centre focuses on research- based objective analysis of contemporary policy issues of significance. The organization aims at constructively impacting policy formulation process with an emphasis on good governance practices, efficient implementation mechanisms and evidence-based policymaking including policy-audit and evaluation in the larger interest of the nation.
Public interest is of paramount importance in the process of democratic government. No government can perform its duties as custodian of public good without evidence-based research, made available from time to time in order to make valid decisions affecting the public. Solid research is a prerequisite of policy formulation. Only such kind of dispassionate and objectively conducted research enhances democracy as it can reduce the ability of those with vested interests to influence public policy debate. The idea behind PPRC is to undertake structured research and carryout field-study projects as to explore constructive solutions on important policy issues in an institutionalized manner. PPRC broadly works in the area of public policy to explore constructive solutions on important policy issues through discussions, debates, seminars, study circles and brainstorming sessions.
Since its inception, PPRC has worked on several short-study projects as well as full length research progress and come out with occasional papers, study reports, research-tools and similar publications. A Board of Directors including Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Adv Nalin Kohli, Dr Sumeet Bhasin and Shri Rajendra Arya supervise the activities of PPRC, which has a team of several research fellows, working under the guidance of experienced academics.

Objectives of PPRC

  • To undertake policy analysis and making policy recommendations in view of changing the socio-   economic and political conditions in the country.
  • To document policy innovations and propagate best practices related to public policy and governance.
  • To establish a long-term distinctive research eco-system that could be scaled up as a decision making    support system for the benefit of political leadership.
  • To provide strong a research aid base to policy makers minimizing policy-paralysis and policy gaps.

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