As an Public Policy Planner you will be advising and assisting policy makers and governments develop smarter policies and programmes to increase more opportunities for economic growth and development.
Public Policy planners and advisors oversee and provide guidance in investigating policy and programme implementation to ensure desired economic and social impact. Thay will engage with public and private sector partners and stakeholders to facilitate the harmonization, implementation, and uptake of policy reforms. Through application of economic principles and careful analysis of data and historical events they contribute to substantially improving political decisions.
Taking any stream at +2 will make you eligible for admission to an undergraduate course in Economics. However studying Economics at +2 level will give you an early introduction to the concepts of Economic planning and policies and also gives you a better chance of gaining admission to good institutions. Mathematics at +2 is compulsory for eligibility to Bachelor’s course in Economics in certain institutions.
Specialisations in Public Policy & Planning are not generally available at UG level in India. However an undergraduate course in Economics would include the concepts of Economic Planning and Public Policy .You may take up BA/ BSc or BA/ BSc (Hons) courses in Economics which are of three years duration. Special point: Economic Planning and Policy is also available as part of some BBA programs.
After a Bachelor’s qualification in Economics you can take up take MA/MSc Economics which includes Public policy as a course and will allow you to take up entry level careers in this field.
You may also take up a Master’s in Public policy of 2 years, available in India and various universities abroad. Also available is a Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management of 1 year duration.These programs are open to graduates of any discipline.
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Communication skills are highly required as they have to communicate clearly to convey their analysis and reports which will be the base for all the planning and policy making.
Public Policy planners require good analytical skills are highly required as they have to precisely analyse the the data and information and provide recommendations to the officials.
In public policy and planning, they have to weigh every possibilities and make economically viable decisions.