Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts The Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk show on economics, public policy and international relations. He also hosts the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast, India’s first weekly public affairs podcast in Kannada.
Pavan has an academic background in the biological sciences and has been working as a public policy researcher for over 8 years. He has largely worked on policy and governance issues of health, cities and budgets. He has co-authored two books, several policy briefs and journal articles, and writes often for popular Indian newspapers.
Pavan has helped build the Takshashila Institution as one of India’s top school of public policy, and design and launch various courses. This includes specialised educational programmes for aspiring civic leaders, mid-career professionals and more. He teaches policy analysis, effective communication, data visualisation and urban governance.
He currently manages the operations of Pragati, an independent online publication that promotes for the values of a free society.
Host, The Pragati Podcast. All episodes available here and on all podcast apps. Some selected episodes:
On The Seen and the Unseen with Amit Varma:
View all of Pavan Srinath’s research on Google Scholar.
Policy Analysis Concepts in Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP)
Writing a Policy Brief in PGP in Public Policy (PGP)
Urban Governance Fundamentals in Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Programme (B.CLIP)
Effective Communication in Public Policy
Data Analysis for Public Policy
Introduction to Public Finance
Understanding India’s Budgets
Introduction to Data Journalism
Pavan’s journey from the biosciences to public policy, Cyrus Says, April 2018.
Discussion on India’s proposed Geospatial Bill, May 2016.
Discussion on India’s Participation in COP21 Climate Negotiations, December 2015.
Panelist on “The Big Land Debate” on CNBC-TV18’s The Firm, July 24, 2015
Panelist on Healthcare and Regulating Medical Education, August 2014.
Conversation with Rohini Nilekani on Malnutrition and Sanitation, August 2014.
Panelist on “Politics: An eco-insensitive zone?” NDTV’s We The People, June 24, 2013.
Talk on Climate Data in India, Open Datameet, 2012.