Policy in Action

 
The Policy in Action Program is a month long engagement for young professionals and university students who are keen to explore the fields of public policy and development. The program is designed to deliver core skills in policy analysis, advocacy and leadership, along with the experience of working on live projects for policymakers – MPs, MLAs, ministries and other government institutions.
 
Public policy can be a potent tool for civic action. The Policy in Action Program is YLAC’s attempt to increase citizen engagement with the policymaking process and equip people with the skills necessary to drive change. It is also an attempt to strengthen the development and governance ecosystem in the country by expanding the pool of talented individuals committed to working in the space.
 
Launched in 2016, the program now runs in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In 2020, we are also starting an edition in Chennai. The program is a highly selective engagement that receives a large number of outstanding applications from a diverse pool of candidates. It is designed as a mix of weekend sessions and remote collaboration that makes it easy to accommodate alongside regular study and work commitments.
 
Applications to the 2020 Bengaluru and Chennai editions of the Policy in Action Program are currently open. The program will run in Bengaluru over the weekends in January and February, and in Chennai from February to March. Please click on the links below to see details and apply.
 
For information on other city editions, you may check the tentative calendar here. You may also sign up below or follow our facebook or instagram page for updates.
 
 


 

2020 Editions

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Bengaluru

18th Jan – 16th Feb

 

Chennai

29th Feb – 29th Mar

 

 


 

The Journey So Far

 
The Policy in Action Program was launched from Delhi in 2016. Delhi’s success and the overwhelming support of our fellows encouraged us to expand the program to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad. In each city, the program attracts participants from a wide range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Today, a key highlight of the program is the diversity of its cohort.
 
Another highlight is the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing policy problems in the country. In the time since its launch, Policy in Action fellows have supported the work of MPs from across different regions in India, representing a spectrum of political parties in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, as well as many central and state government ministries and institutions such as NITI Aayog. Our fellows have had the chance to work on a diverse range of issues such as electoral laws, labour reforms, encryption policy, urban homelessness, HDI and malnutrition, to name a few.
 
The opportunity to work on real and live policy issues, along with the chance to interact with experts and learn from a diverse and talented cohort, is the primary appeal of the program today!
 
For specifics related to the previous editions, please see:   Bengaluru 2019  |   Delhi 2019  |   Hyderabad 2019  |   Mumbai 2019
 


 

Public Policy for Civic Action

 

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Research & Analysis

Advocacy Campaigns

Live Projects for Policymakers

Public Leadership

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Careers that Channelize Passion

Civic Action & Impact