CPPR conducted the 7th edition of its prestigious Global Policy School (GPS) from May 1–5, 2019 in Kochi. Over the years, GPS has attracted participants from Europe, Africa, Australia, the Americas and Asia. This year GPS 2019 offered 15 aspiring policy researchers from varied backgrounds a five-day intensive training in methods of public policy.
GPS 2019 brought subject-experts, policymakers, bureaucrats and consultants to acquaint the participants with formulating and evaluating with real time public policy. It also helped to identify various frameworks, theories and models of designing public policy. The course helped the participants to gain a clear vision as how to formulate and improve policy and decision-making through the process of research and analysis.
The training included an introduction to public policy, the various pressures and pitfalls in public policy making and the many qualitative methods to understand public policy. The purview of the course also included sampling, legal perspectives and the use of different methods and tools for data analysis.
GPS 2019 maintained the high standard of the preceding courses offered by CPPR, with a well-structured programme giving the participants enriching insights into public policy.