All of us are always impacted by government policies from time to time. Impact on us is significant in areas of education, healthcare, housing, employment or agriculture.
Government’s primary job is to make and implement policies for social and economic development of country and its citizens. All government policies are fiercely debated, appreciated and criticized by large number of stakeholders e.g. social media, print media, parliament, state assemblies etc.
Have you given a thought to pursue a career in Public Policy?
It is very lucrative and professionally satisfying as you get to work with senior bureaucrats, government ministers, senior officials of multilateral agencies e.g. IMF, World Bank etc or NGO or Think Tanks.
So question is how you can get started?
Fortunately there are a number of leading universities in the world who offer Masters and PhD in Public Policy. Some programmes are very niche while others are broad based.
To get into such programme, one needs to have following qualification:
- Good bachelor degree
- Proficiency in English e.g. TOEFL/IELTS
- Leadership Quality
- Intellectual Excellence
That’s it! Here is the reference to top 25% Public Policy Schools in the world at https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.pubpolicy.html
There are also good universities in Singapore and Australia who offer good programmes in Public Policy.
In such Public Policy programmes, you will learn Policy Management, Economics, Public Administration, Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research etc.
Lastly but most important, it is well paid job. If you need any help, please drop me a note at email@example.com