The Case Study Centre (CSC), Indian School of Public Policy's newest venture, produces case studies that cover a wide range of issues in public policy, administration, and governance with a uniquely Indian focus. By converting the tensions and dilemmas faced by policymakers into teaching material, the centre provides learners with a rich repository of real-life policy problems they can analyze, solve, and learn from. These case studies, once developed, will be used in ISPP's classrooms, central and state training institutes, as well as private training institutes.
The Indian School of Public Policy's Case Study Centre is embarking on a project to create shared learning resources for the Capacity Building Commission. The objective of this project is to develop case studies, an important tool for public policy education, to further capacitate India’s civil servants. These case studies, a total of 30 in number, will be based on the innovations submitted to the Commission through the Innovations in Public Administration Challenge and will be used at various central and state training institutes around the country.
(Signing of Partnership between CBC and ISPP to develop case studies on Public Policy )
Dr Om Prakash (OP) Agarwal is the Professor of Practice and Advisor, Case Study Centre at Indian School of Public Policy. He is a respected thinker in the field of urban transport and was the principal author of India’s National Urban Transport Policy. Prior to ISPP, he was the CEO at World Resource Institute where he headed a team of over 200 researchers. He was also a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from 1979 to 2007, during which he held several positions with the national government as well as the state government of Assam. Most notably, he was the Joint Secretary (Training) in the Department of Personnel and Joint Secretary (Urban Transport) in the Ministry of Urban Development.
Dr Agarwal also acted as World Bank’s Global Urban Transport Adviser for over six years and led the knowledge development and capacity building function for urban transportation. Based in Washington D.C., he chaired the U.S. Transport Research Board’s Committee on Transportation in Developing Countries for six years. He is also an eminent teacher, having taught at the Indian School of Business in addition to designing and delivering several capacity building programs for IAS officers.
(Inaugural Case Study Centre lecture for the ISPP Scholars)
Vincy is an Assistant Professor and Faculty In-Charge, Writing & Communication Lab at the ISPP. She is a policy researcher specializing in qualitative methods with over five years of work experience at the Centre for Policy Research. Over the years, she has also donned the roles of a policy consultant, a World Bank consultant, an activist, and a journalist.
At ISPP, she uses her interdisciplinary training to teach public policy communication. Her research focuses on themes related to state capacity and on social policies, including school education, women & child, and rural livelihood. She is trained in Social Anthropology, Political Science and Journalism.
Apoorva is a public policy researcher with interests in climate adaptation, ecology, urbanization, degrowth, and local governance. At ISPP, she is a Programme Coordinator for the Case Study Centre which produces case studies on public policy, administration, and governance with a uniquely Indian focus.
Apoorva holds a BA in International Relations and Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University and was an Urban Fellow at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. Through her work, Apoorva hopes to build a better and more just world for communities marginalized due to caste, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability.
As a public policy institution, ISPP is dedicated to addressing policy challenges in India and elsewhere using evidence-based research. The institute’s faculty and scholars, alike, advance the bounds of scholarship by applying analytical rigor to solve real-world policy problems. To achieve this, ISPP launched the Case Study Centre that produces case studies that cover a wide range of issues in public policy, administration, and governance with a uniquely Indian focus. By converting the tensions and dilemmas faced by policymakers into teaching material, the centre provides learners with a rich repository of real-life policy problems they can analyse, solve, and learn from. These case studies, once developed, will be used in ISPP’s classrooms, central and state training institutes, as well as private training institutes.