To All The Women in Public Policy 👩
The Policy Post #86
Editor’s Note ✍️
A large and growing gender gap exists in the labour force in India. Now more than ever, we need more women joining the formal workforce, and we need people and organisations actively enabling this. One such group of women started an organisation called Women in Econ/Policy (WiEP). This newsletter edition brings to you a special partnership with WiEP. As you scroll, you’ll find an exclusive episode of Policy Panchayat with the WiEP founders on opportunities, careers and mentorship for women in public policy! Along with that, you’ll also get access to a special mentorship programme and all of WiEP’s resources 📙
With that, we bring you Policy Post #86
This Week’s Policy Focus 🔎
From 3Fs to 4Fs – The Functionality Conundrum
Cities are the engines of growth for any nation. In the context of India, this is particularly true. Over 60% of our GDP is contributed by the cities. But a moot question arises with the burgeoning urban population – is our urban governance landscape capacitated enough to deal with the myriad challenges that come with the mushrooming cities?
Policy Charcha 💬
The best Podcasts, Videos, Essays and Fellowships for this past week from the world of Policy and Governance!
📚 Fellowship: Young Women in Economics Mentorship Program
📷 Simplifying Policy Issues: PolicyGram
Women in Econ/Policy 👩
Women in Econ/Policy is a non-profit set up with the aim of creating a free and inclusive space for women in the fields of economics, public policy and adjacent fields.
We also aim to create a platform for accessible knowledge, skills, data workshops and job/internship opportunities. We frequently organize sessions by women from across the research and policy spectrum. Speakers share their experiences in leading organizations, conducting cutting-edge research, and working as and with policy makers, among other things. These sessions are recorded and are openly accessible on our website. Along with events, the Women in Econ/Policy Newsletter monthly curates content on gender focused research ideas and the work being carried out across the globe in these spaces.
In April 2022, WiEP launched the podcast BTS : Behind The Scenes of Economic Research which is aimed at providing increased visibility to women researchers in the field of economics. Those interested to become part of the WiEP community and get regular updates about their upcoming events, newsletters and workshops, can sign up to be part of their Whatsapp and email group here. Stay tuned with all their events on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and get updates here!
Young Women in Economics Program:
Women in Econ/Policy has launched the second cohort of The Young Women in Economics Program - a 6 month professional mentorship program. The program starts in August 2022, and is designed to support young women in their career goals. Through this program we will curate resources, provide mentorship and support women graduating from bachelor's or master's programs in Economics in applications for jobs and graduate programs.
Databases and Guides 📚
We live by a singular mantra - how do we help make your career journey a tad bit easier. A big part of that is bringing to you thoroughly researched databases of opportunities. Find hundreds of jobs, internships, scholarships, courses for Indian students, policy podcasts and websites, and guides that will help you sail through your journey of making a flourishing career in this space. We add new databases and guides every week - so please do spread the word if you find these to be helpful :)
The Jobs Post 💼
A curated list of some of the best job and internship opportunities this week from the world of public policy, development sector, consulting and communications at large!
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