Founded in 2009, Policy Innovations is the result of like-minded collaboration between experts in the field of education. Policy Innovations works with governments, NGOs, research institutes, and social enterprises to ensure that strategic decisions about educational programs are based on insights synthesized from ground realities.
Policy Innovations is a consulting firm that provides quality feedback and inputs to key stakeholders in the education sectors.
Policy Innovations aims to be the leading consultant in promoting positive social impact in the lives of children in South Asia.
Informed Decisions:The key value that we provide our clients is the accuracy and comprehensiveness of data that allows them to make decisions
The Right Context:Our project designs always keep in mind the context of the program or product that we are evaluating. We take the time to understand the aim, the resources available, and the realities within which the program operates. This contextualization is a key part of how we provide complete and useful reports and analysis that allow clients to implement the right policies in their initiatives.
Impartial Assessment:Our unbiased analysis of programs and products allows key stakeholders to make the right decisions based on information that was gathered without an agenda and reports made without a stake in the outcome.
Relevant Analysis:Rather than providing raw data and analysis, we customize the way we design projects and present data based on the needs of the individual project and project stakeholders. We find the information you are seeking to find and know how to communicate this information to the audience you seek to inform.
Customer Service:We put our customers and clients at the center of all that we do, providing for their needs in a timely and accurate manner.
Policy Innovations made it their mission to bridge the gap between ground realities and the strategic decisions by providing the leaders with the right kind of input.
Over the last three years the company has worked with national and international organizations at the forefront of innovation in the education sector in India, completing over 100,000 assessments across the country. By providing relevant data and useful analysis that you can use to guide educational initiatives, we help make the difference that will maximize impact, not just for you, but your consumers as well.
With the customers we have served so far, Policy Innovations is proud to be a preferred provider of large-scale evaluation to some of the biggest institutions and organizations in the South Asian region.
Offering a simple, scalable, and customizable range of service options to our clients, we continue to provide impeccable research and the necessary, actionable insights to the education sector.
Decision-making: Objective identification, research design, assessment tool development, assessment planning
Data collection: coordination plans, training, data collection, data entry, analysis plan
Disseminate information: status update reporting, final report, presentation to clients, results and recommendations
By contextualizing our projects, engaging with our customers in a meaningful way, and providing superior end-to-end project management, Policy Innovations has secured a favorable market position as an educational consulting firm.
The services we provide are:
Product Design & Market Research
Data Collection & Project Management
Our partners and clients are from non-profit, private sector, government, and social enterprise backgrounds:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health
American India Foundation
Sesame Workshop India Trust
Gray Matters Capital
Absolute Return for Kids
Dr. Reddy's Foundation
Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions
Naveen Mandava - Co-Founder and Executive Director
As Executive Director, Naveen Mandava utilizes more than a decade of experience in the Education Sector to ensure the continued quality, utility and scalability of the services the Policy Innovations offers.
Naveen had earlier worked at RAND Corporation (USA) as a Doctoral Fellow, on various projects including Value Added Assessments that measure the true impact of a school for its students. Currently on the faculty of the Takashila Instituition's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, Naveen has worked with global organizations and institutions like the Centre for Civil Society, the Azim Premji Foundation, Harvard University and the World Bank on some fundamentally innovative solutions in the field of Education. Naveen is also a co-author of the book State of Governance and Law, Liberty and Livelihood.
Varun Kumar - Co-Founder and Director of Operations
Varun Kumar brings to Policy Innovations his penchant for development, prototyping and execution of cutting-edge solutions in the Education Sector, which drives the operational scalability and implementation for assessments across initiatives and projects.
A graduate of IIT Kharagpur, Varun left a career of Operational Management with ITC where he minimized costs and maximized productivity, while handling multi-million dollar technical operations. Prior to joining Policy Innovations, he was part of the Fellowship at Community Health Cell that took him across 16 Indian states on a motorcycle to assess the realities and progress of over 200 grass-roots projects in the fields of Health and Education.
We would love to hear from you!
If you would like more information about accessing our services to improve your educational initiatives in South Asia, please email us.