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Policy Case Competition

Theme: "Hidden voices of sex-workers in India". Marginalised genders who work in the sex industry have always had to deal with harsh situations in order to make a living. As a result of their marginalisation, they face challenges on a variety of fronts, including health, education, and social justice.

About the Event: The policy case competition encourages you to apply your learnings from the classroom and aims to push aspiring policymakers to think critically, evaluate the shortcomings of the existing policies, and recommend solutions.


Event format:

Number of Rounds: 2


Round 1: Submission of the policy brief. The case background and guidelines will be shared via email on the 10th of September. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for the final round.


Round 2: Presentation round for the shortlisted teams over zoom platform.


Teams of upto 3 members may participate. Cross-college teams are allowed. Participants may also participate individually. Round 1 is an elimination round. Participants will have to submit their policy solutions, on the basis of which they will be shortlisted for round 2. The top teams will qualify for the final round.

Important Dates and Deadlines:


  • 9 Sept ‘ 21 (12:00 PM) IST Registration Deadline

  • 10 Sept’ 21 Round 1 (policy brief) 17 Sept’ 21 (12:00 PM IST) Round 1 submission deadline

  • 30th Sept’21 Round 2 (Presentation/discussion)


Paid internship with FAIR (for winners) and certificates (for winners as well as participants) The Policy case briefs of the winning teams will be uploaded on the Rethinking Economics India Blog And get a chance to network with budding social scientists and leaders


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The Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery (FAIR) is a not-for-profit society, registered in 1978 with the objective of addressing issues pertaining to under-managed sectors in the economy, including sick industries, banking and finance, the unorganized or informal as well as social sector organizations, both from a contemporary management point-of-view as well as historically. FAIR also carries out research in broader macroeconomic issues that impact economies across the world from a heterodox economics perspective.

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The National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) is a national network of sex worker- led organisations and allies committed to promoting the Rights of Sex Workers in India. NNSW consists of 12 CBOs/ State Networks/ State Federations/ Collectives and 8 NGOs across seven states. With a strength 1,50,000 members, it is the only national network that brings together female, transgender and male sex workers with NGOs and sex work(er) rights activists.

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