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LokNeeti: North-East

ISPP has launched the LokNeeti: North-East programme intending to foster change-makers to nurture optimism and excitement about the North-east’s trajectory.

As part of the programme, the participants will work on contemporary policy challenges and solve them while being guided by experts and practitioners


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Final Call for Application for upcoming cohort

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Date: Starts from 18 April 2024 and ends on 4 August 2024

Duration: 4 months

Location: Hybrid

Format: Part Time

Programme Fees: ₹84,000 (plus GST)


70 hours of classes (63 hours of courses 7 hours of practicum)

3 days of in-person classes

Training sessions in Art of Networking, Research and Writing, and Negotiations in Policy

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Why should you join LokNeeti North East


Tailored curriculum and themes that
directly address the North-East’s
challenges and aspirations.


Interact with fellow learners from diverse backgrounds, enriching your perspectives.


Learn from seasoned policy practitioners and academics with deep regional insights.


Connect with industry experts, mentors, and fellow learners to build a strong professional network.


Gain hands-on skills crucial for policy design, implementation, and analysis.

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Development & Governence Policy for North-East

Applications are closing on 17 April 2024

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Who should attend this programme

Private and public sector professionals in the North-East

Social purpose organizations in
or expanding to the North-East

Government officers in social and development departments

Potential North-East investors

Residents or outsiders interested in North-East challenges.

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Programme Faculty

10000ft for Data Dashboard: Lokneeti NE – Faculty
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Programme Modules

The LokNeeti NE Programme is distinguished by its comprehensive curriculum that combines skill-based and theme-based courses. These courses are not only intellectually stimulating but also deeply connected to the socio-economic and cultural fabric of the North-East.

Skills-based Courses




Theme-based Courses (Contextual to North East)





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LokNeeti Diaries

Working with PRADAN

“Clara has been working with PRADAN; a pioneer NGO in rural livelihoods, since 2017 and engaged in the strategic implementation of socio-economic development programs for marginalized SC/ST women across 2 Blocks, partnering with Government administrations. She has robust grassroots experience in the mobilization of women collectives to work against gender & domestic violence issues.
After joining Lokneeti, she has expressed gratitude to ISPP for introducing her to the economics of public policy. She believes that her policy lens has been augmented through this experience, enabling her to articulate non-tangible outputs in economic terms. Clara extends her thanks to ISPP and Lokneeti for this valuable opportunity.”

― Clara Mallik

Class Of December 2022

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Who should attend the LokNeeti programme?

  • Fellows or consultants working with the government
  • Local government officials
  • Program managers or associates at social impact firms
  • Elected representatives and aspiring politicians
  • Final year students pursuing graduation

Is there an age limit for applying for the LokNeeti programme?

Do I need to have work experience to join this programme?

What is the minimum eligibility required for this programme?

What will I learn in the programme?

  • Behaviour Change/Nudge
  • Data for Policy Design and Decision
  • Governance & Public Administration
  • Monitoring and Impact Evaluation
  • Design Thinking
  • Economics and Politics of Policy
  • Research & Writing
  • Art of Policy Networking
  • Negotiations in Policy

What is the medium of instruction?

The programme will follow a bilingual medium wherein the faculty will use daily spoken language, which is a mix of Hindi and English.

What are the timings of the lectures?

The classes are spread across the week. Broadly, there will be:

  • 6 hours of classes in a week
  • 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each during the week in the evening usually from 7 pm to 8.30 pm
  • 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each on Saturdays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Will I be counted as an alumnus/alumna?

ISPP believes in lifelong learning and will give you access to any guest lectures and workshops which ISPP believes might add to your skills.

What is design thinking as mentioned in the ISPP curriculum?

What makes a policy effective is the understanding of how it would affect the public and the designing of a policy around it. This is what design thinking is all about… putting end users’ needs at the centre of the policy formulation. At ISPP, our faculty will train you to not just formulate policies but identify the issue, define it, ideate, test the prototypes, and scale it.

Do you provide any placement?

No, we do not provide any placements as this is a 4-month certificate programme. Placements are only provided for the year-long Public Policy, Design and Management programme.

Do you provide networking opportunities?

Yes, we do provide networking opportunities. You will get to network with the alumni of ISPP and LokNeeti programmes, who are currently working in different sectors, as well as various faculty members and guest lecturers.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Selected candidates will be offered a 16% scholarship.

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About the Institutions

Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) and the National Law University (NLU), Meghalaya came together to form “Lokneeti: The North-East Chapter” – a visionary initiative that aimed to empower the next generation of policy professionals with the skills and knowledge required to address the distinct challenges and opportunities in the region.

National Law University, Meghalaya

NLU-Meg is an upcoming educational institution with
a futuristic orientation and focus on personalized learning, rigorous and policy-relevant actionable research and community engagement.

The University seeks to promote a multi-disciplinary approach among students and the learning community -providing options for domain specialization in Policy Science, Management or Data Science along with an undergraduate degree in Law.

Situated in the quaint city of Shillong, the University has adopted a modern outlook towards knowledge creation and skill generation with a focus on learning outcomes instead of information overload.

Indian School of Public Policy

Indian School of Public Policy, founded in October 2018, aims to democratise public policy in India and help build capacity for public policy across Sarkaar, Bazaar, and Samaaj. ISPP already has ~200 alumni across all academic programmes.

Located in New Delhi, our campus is strategically located at the heart of policymaking, providing easy access to government institutions, think-tanks, and NGOs.

The modern and state-of-the-art campus is equipped with all the necessary amenities to provide our students with a world-class learning experience.

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LokNeeti Programme in Policy, Data and Behaviour Change

Programme for working professionals interested in participating in public policy. The 16-week hybrid programme focuses on equipping students with Data and Project Monitoring and Impact Evaluation tools guided by Behavioural Change pioneered by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler.

Lecture by N.C. Saxena; Former Secretary, Planning Commission of India
Lokneeti Founding Batch reading the ISPP oath, along with Parth J Shah
Path J Shah, Nandita Banerjee and Karan Arora with Chief Guest Padamvir Singh; IAS (Retd.) on Lokneeti Graduation Ceremony
Lokneeti Student receiving certificate from Proneb Sen; former Principal Economic Adviser, Planning Commission