The advancing processes of globalization, liberalization, decentralization of administration demands an innovative and socially relevant approach to public policy. This requires a higher level of skills on the part of policy markers.
The Centre for Public Policy (CPP) has been recently established to enhance policy making and management capacity in the public sphere with support from Government of India and the UNDP
- To conduct a full time residential Long Duration Training Programme for midcareer civil servants which would develop in-depth capability for both policy making and implementation. The programme is of approximately two-year duration and will lead to a masters level qualification in Public Policy and Management.
- To conduct research in public policy, and thus function as a think tank to generate both strategic visions on major issues and also provide solutions to practical problems.
- To conduct Short duration training programmes for a mix of participants from the government, civil society and non-profit sectors.
- To provide a forum for policy dialogue among policy stakeholders, through a combination, of outreach vehicles such as web-based and video-conferencing interaction, policy briefs, seminars, workshops and conferences. It aims thereby to foster new relationships and interactions among public officials, civil society and the private sector in the search for new and creative solutions to public policy problems.
- To provide policy advisory services through consulting assignments.
The CPP aims to implement the Institute's mission of "excellence through partnerships " adopting a collaborative relationship in its research and teaching activities, with national and international institutions of excellence in the field of Public Policy. It seeks to form a network of such institutions, and promote professional exchanges.
The CPP is strengthening the existing IIMB library to suit the requirements of the field of Public Policy to make it a valuable resource in the region. The CPP has also received endowment support from the Government of Karnataka. It is currently engaged in research on issues of governance and public administration of special interest to the State.