Dr H Anjum

Humera Anjum did her MPhil and PhD in Political Science from Hyderabad Central University. She has had a distinguished academic record having secured gold medals in undergraduate and post graduate. She did a Post Graduate Fellowship from Henry Martyn Institute on “Women and Peace Building.” Comprehensive academic understanding of the subject nuances of Public Policy Studies in India came from spearheading the pioneering Masters in Public Policy Program as Faculty & Associate Dean in ICFAI School of Public Policy. She contributed extensively to the unit’s journals and has two books on core policy areas to her credit.

Research on policy alternatives, process and implications – in water management at Andhra Pradesh Irrigation & Command Area Development leading to publication of ‘Improving Performance of Participatory Irrigation Management – Navigating through Andhra Pradesh Experience’ gave insights into dynamics of policy implementation.

Her key areas of focus at Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society – AP Planning Department was on identifying concerns and key action points, preparation of social sector reports, planning scenarios based on development status and projections, etc. As a part of the ‘Vision Management Unit’ that drafted and reviewed ‘Vision 2029 – Andhra Pradesh’ of residual Andhra Pradesh, she provided critical and supportive assistance in social sectors of Public Health and Nutrition, Education and Skill Development; Vulnerable Groups and Poverty Eradication.

She was also involved in coordinating the innovative Malaysian PEMANDU labs system of performance monitoring. As a part of the PEMANDU Labs on Education– 2016 she worked with the Malaysian team in Pre-Lab, Lab and Post-Lab Sessions on finding solutions for improving quality of school education through discussions with education and allied line department officials, Non-Governmental Organizations etc.,. She has joined ASCI as Assistant Professor in the Centre for Public Policy, Governance and Performance.