Public Policy Analyst

Policy Analysts, also known as scholars, fellows or researchers, work in diverse fields to influence public policy. They may also work for the government or for a ‘think tank’ to research, analyze, and offer advice on a particular subject such as a scientific problem or policy issue.

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Pranay Patil

Health Systems Consultant

7 Years of Industry Experience

With 7 years of Diverse experience in Public Administrations, Pranay co - led National Health Authority innovation unit, supported the design and implementation of various policies under Ayushman Bharat–Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the world's largest government-funded health insurance scheme. He integrated Analytics with product design, process design to enhance customer experience in Flipkart and advised the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka in improving the state’s preparedness for Arogya Karnataka, India’s first Universal Health Coverage Scheme in International Innovations Corps.

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Raghav Srivastava

Legal Consultant

7 years of industry experience

As an esteemed Environmental Law and Justice professional, Raghav has over 7 years of work experience. His diversity of experience - from big conservation NGOs, to being part of the National Geographic Explorers team as a mountaineer in the Himalayas, to smaller, more localised organisations and the UN - puts him in a unique position to be able to guide prospective young students and early career professionals. He is now pursuing his studies at the prestigious Yale School of the Environment.

KEY SKILLS

  • Analytical

  • Economics

  • Research

  • Cultural awareness

  • Navigating different legal systems

  • Negotiation

  • Critical Thinking

  • Empathy

  • Efficiency

  • Interpersonal Skills

PROS

  • By analysing policies and recommending changes, you have the ability to make a direct impact on your local, state and federal government legislations.

  • It covers a variety of industries including education, social services, urban planning, and law and policy enforcement.

  • You also can work in private enterprise as a public relations specialist or market research analyst

  • This career is timeless, as long as there's a State.

  • The value of this field is anchored in its versatility, the skill sets one develops, and the ultimate impact policy has on society.

CONS

  • Egos can get in the way of a good policy

  • Political expediency over sound public policy is a challenge at every level of government

  • Power dynamics are a constant struggle

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Federal Government

  • Think tanks

  • Non-profit organisations

  • Political Parties

  • Foreign Services

  • Legislature

  • International development worker


  • You acknowledge the value of politics in an analytical process

  • Social Sciences are your strong domain

  • You work towards getting your efforts materialized

  • You want to directly impact the society at a community level

  • You master clear, concise prose

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