School of Public Policy and Governance

About Us

Established in the year 2013, the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) is a unique endeavour to educate young professionals in public policy and governance. The school provides interdisciplinary foundational training in Ethics and Policy, Economics (including econometrics), Law, Political Science, and Sociology.  It encourages students in applied analysis by developing institutional designs that can transform public services.

With a firm grounding in the core courses, students are expected to choose and specialise in specific policy area concentrations (henceforth PACs). These concentration areas include Regulation and Institutional Reform, Urbanisation, and Social Conflict and Public Policy.

The archetypal SPPG graduate – whichever be her chosen policy concentration - is led through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiential learning methods to think through operational frameworks for accountable governance and the ways and means of achieving the human opportunities that lead to a just society. In service of these goals, students are enabled:

  • To comprehend, interpret and analyse policies, budgets, legislations, and legal documents including court judgments and situate them in the existing socio-economic and socio-political processes.
  • To acquire fluency in data analytics - collecting primary data as well as working on big data sets in aid of policy decisions.
  • To acquire skills - written and oral - facilitating communication with diverse audiences.

The students of SPPG are drawn from various fields including social science, law, engineering, and medicine amongst many other disciplinary backgrounds.