Association for Public Policy Education (APPE) is meant for promoting public policy education in India. The APPE is registered as a society under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012 on 30 January 2021.
The idea to form such as association was first discussed in 2019. A group of academics and public policy professionals came together on 29 July 2019 at the campus of O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat at the invitation of Prof. R Sudarshan (Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy(JSGP) for a workshop on ‘Teaching Public Policy and Economics.’
A pioneering public policy institution in India -JSGP proposed the idea of an association for the development of the public policy discipline and practice by encouraging collaboration and partnerships between public policy scholars, and practitioners including the institutions involved in teaching, training, and research in public policy. The objective is to advance and strengthen the discipline and practice of public policy in India.