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To truly empower the country’s citizens and public sector, public-policy education must evolve to become more accessible, practical and contextually relevant. Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

3. To truly empower the country’s citizens and public sector, public-policy education must evolve to become more accessible, practical and contextually relevant. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

Engaging students and executives from various disciplines in tackling social challenges will bring forth talented problem-solvers. A wider and better understanding of our problems could improve policymaking.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of public policy education and ways to make it more accessible and practical.

Directive word:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context of public policy education.

Body:

First, write about the importance of public policy education and the role it can play in country’s development.

Next, write about ways of making it accessible, practical and contextually relevant – focusing on real-world applications, tailoring content to local needs, embracing interdisciplinary approaches, and promoting lifelong learning and adaptability etc

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.