Policy Analytics and Insights Unit

About PAIU

The Policy Analytics and Insights Unit (PAIU) is established by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to support initiatives & processs by providing data-driven policy analysis and insights.

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PAIU team with Principal Scientific Advisor, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood and Scientific Secretary, Dr. Parvinder Maini
PAIU provides analytical and policy management support to various initiatives like G20 - Chief Science Advisers Roundtable (G20-CSAR), National Technology-led and Deep Tech Policy, various processs and initiatives of Prime Minister Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) along with on-demand support for various S&T matters of Indo-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) and Indo-European Union Technology and Trade Council (Indo-EU TTC).
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Vision

PAIU aims to build in-house capacity to supplement evidence- informed and outcome-driven STI policy advice. With the help of systemic and empirical policy research, the Unit will create a knowledge base on standard frameworks and global best practices.

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Objective

PAIU is a team of policy professionals with expertise in diverse areas of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, including emerging technologies, data analysis, sustainability and science, science diplomacy, international engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion in STI.

The Process

  • Data and Policy Analytics
    Data and Policy Analytics

    Data-driven policy research and analysis support for OPSA initiatives and its immediate needs onvarious policy matters.

  • Policy Support
    Policy Support

    Policy scouting and mapping, policy research,policy communication, technology assessment, technology strategy, technology foresight, and forecasting exercises. Policy advice for international synergies.

  • Capacity Building
    Funding

    Workshops, training programs, and other capacity-building activities to build in-house capacity in S&T policy research and analytics.

  • Policy Engagements
    Policy Engagements

    Coordinate and support Inter-ministerial, Inter-departmental, and International collaboration. Engage with national and international partners and stakeholders to share best practices, exchange knowledge,and collaborate on initiatives related to science, technology, and innovation policies.

Publications & Reports

The Team

A K Sood

Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava

COO/National Coordinator (I-STEM)

Dr. S. A. Shivashankar
Dr. S. A. Shivashankar

Professor, CeNSE, IISc Bengaluru

Dr. Navakanta Bhat
Dr. Navakanta Bhat

Chairperson, CeNSE, IISc Bengaluru

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