Episode Two: India’s Policy Pathways

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    CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies
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    21.02.24

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Listen to our India experts!

In this second installment of our new podcast, our host Chhavi Sachdev takes you to her home country of India to explore the nuanced policy landscape of the world’s most populous country. Chhavi is joined by an insightful range of guests: CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies’ lead author for India’s policy coherence report, Archisman Mitra, Senior Program Lead at Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Nitin Bassi, and Research and Advocacy team coordinator at Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), Parijat Ghosh. Together they address Indian Policy Coherence, the challenges, and the proposed solutions for the sustainable development of food, land, and water systems.  

Discover our special guest!

Excitingly, the episode also features Arabinda Kumar Padhee, Principal Secretary at the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment from the Government of Odisha. Speaking from the launch of India’s National Policies and Strategies initiative report in late January Padhee shared his expertise on the value of prioritizing the implementation of policy frameworks with a climate-resilient food systems approach.  

Find out how India can contend with its challenges.

Episode two of Policy Pathways provides you with in-depth insight into the challenges facing researchers and policymakers in a country where policy coherence is extremely complex. The intersectionality of issues surrounding climate variability, policy convergence, and barriers to social inclusion make India’s National Policies and Strategies Initiative report a timely examination of the impact of policy on socio-economic development.  

Join us for Policy Pathways Episode two as we uncover the policy solutions that can help advance India’s policy coherence landscape. Find episodes one and two by visiting the Policy Pathways podcast page.

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This article was first published on IWMI’s website 


This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund 

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