Editor in Chief's Message

As the Chief Editor of the Journal of Public Policy Practitioners, I am excited to bring out its first Issue from the platform of School of Governance and Society, University of Management and Technology, Lahore. It is a matter of great honour for me to present this unique platform that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of public policy. All the authors who have contributed in it are serving and retired civil servants. This issue of JPPP clearly portrays the incessant hard work and dedication of our esteemed editorial board, authors, and reviewers who have diligently contributed their expertise to bring forward the original and unconventional research and insights on public policy practice. Our aim is to nurture the exchange of knowledge and ideas among practitioners, policymakers, scholars, and other stakeholders to promote evidence-based decision-making and improve public policy outcomes. In this first issue, we have included a diverse range of articles that cover various aspects of public policy practice, including policy design, implementation, evaluation, and innovation. Our authors have explored critical policy areas such as water security, health & nutrition, street crime, national security, economy, education, taxation, child protection, and governance, among others, providing valuable insights into real-world policy challenges and solutions. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of scholarly rigor and relevance in our publication. All articles in this journal have undergone peer- review process to ensure the quality and integrity of the research presented. We have also sought to make this journal accessible to a wide audience by using clear and jargon-free language and providing practical implications for policymakers and practitioners.
I take this opportunity to invite you all to engage with the Journal of Public Policy Practitioners by reading, citing, and contributing to its future issues. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions as we strive to continuously improve the journal and make it a valuable resource for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars alike. I express my deepest gratitude to all the authors, reviewers, and the editorial team for their invaluable contributions to this inaugural issue. Together, let us elevate the discourse on public policy practice and drive positive change in our communities.

Dr.Naveed Elahi
Chief Editor