How do you pursue a Career in Policy Research?

I am very curious about a Career in Policy Research. I want to first understand What a Career in Policy Research entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Policy Research. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Policy Research, I found this amazing page:

Udisha Saklani's perspective!

Udisha Saklani has 3 years & 4 months of professional experience in Policy Research. Udisha Saklani has worked in Policy Research as Policy Consultant in National University Of Singapore. In Udisha Saklani's own words, this is how Udisha Saklani got into Policy Research: "I did my Schooling from Welham Girls' School, Dehradun and my Graduation in Maths (Hons) from St Stephens College, Delhi University. I then did my Masters in Public Policy from National University of Singapore. Currently, I work as a a Policy Researcher at the Institute of Water Policy, National University of Singapore." This link showed on the first page of search results for Udisha Saklani:

Career Video on Policy Research

In a video, Udisha Saklani has talked about various aspects of a Career in Policy Research. Udisha Saklani started by explaining Policy Research as: "The study of public policy includes the analysis of both the process of policymaking and the contents of policy. Policy analysis includes substantive area research, program evaluation and impact studies, and policy design." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Policy Research, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Policy Research. Udisha Saklani touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Development Studies
  • Geography
  • International Relations & History
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Economics
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Udisha Saklani then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Policy Research:
  • Autonomy
  • Passion
  • Reading
  • Writing & Speaking
  • Analytical Skills
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Udisha Saklani believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Policy Research:
  • Societal Impact
  • Strong Expressions & Communication
  • Exposure
  • Awareness & Multi-dimensional Perspective
Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Udisha Saklani believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Policy Research:
  • Self-driven
  • Patience with Research
  • Slow Process

In the final section of the video Udisha Saklani talks about How a day goes in a Career in Policy Research. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Policy Research, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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  1. Hi I am happy to see your curiosity about career. Your career choice is great. You can make a good career in policy research. Continue your effort to achieve your goal. Policy Research is one of the career option. Focus on your strong areas. I can see your potential that can help to build a career. n the video everything is discussed about policy research. Udisha Saklani's experience can provide much knowledge for this field. Always follow a powerful career advice to make a bright career.


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