Politics and Policy: Translating Ideas into Impact

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


The International Innovation Corps is hosting its annual symposia over three days, from August 22 until August 24, 2018.  The symposia comprises panel discussions, keynote addresses, and roundtable conversations on key themes in the area of international development and public policy. Speakers include key policymakers, researchers, and leaders from civil society. Topics include:

  1. Building Institutions of Excellence in the Social Sector: Challenges in today's result-oriented funding space
  2. Politics and Policy: Translating Ideas into Impact
  3. Balancing Access and Quality: Education and Health in India 

About the event: 

Policies ought to be ambitious as they enable substantive development outcomes alongside political advancement. However, such ambitious policy announcements often fall short of their promised impact. Where are the barriers to success? There is a common understanding that state capacity across all levels of government is limited. But how do these capacity constraints manifest themselves, and to what extent are capacity gaps at fault when government policies fail? Additionally, how do we balance the often differing incentives of politicians and policy implementers?  

The event will seek to address these questions through two panels comprising experts from a range of sectors:

  • Building State Capacity for Implementation
  • The Politics of Policymaking

Please click here to register.