Scanning the policy landscape with active stakeholder mapping
We help clients and partners stay ahead by keeping track of the evolving thinking and policy developments that are likely to affect their sector. We also assist them in identifying key influencers and decision makers to help create an enabling ecosystem.
Research & Analysis
Understanding policy impact and proposing alternatives
In the ever changing policy landscape, we help clients visualise the implications of proposed legislation/regulation. We work with them to develop informed positions on key policy issues, find best practices from around the globe, and create policy alternatives that may be presented to law making agencies.
Building powerful messaging to engage with the audience
We help clients and partners build thought leadership by communicating effectively about things that matter. We design communications and advocacy strategies to leverage traditional and new media to bring focus to policy issues. We also create innovative outreach programs to build resonance and engage with a young audience.
About TQH – The Genesis
TQH is a Delhi based organisation that was founded in 2017 with the express intent of working on complex public policy problems in the dynamically evolving Indian ecosystem.
Set up as a consulting firm, TQH was conceptualised to bridge the gap that exists in the policy space. The public policy research and advocacy landscape in India has traditionally been dominated by think-tanks, law firms and PR agencies. However, with policymakers increasingly dealing with a rapidly changing economy, there is a strong need for dynamic and multi-disciplinary expertise to inform public policy deliberations in India. TQH was designed to fill this gap and create a platform for trained public policy professionals with solid research-analytical skills and experience of working with governments to offer evidence based policy and communications solutions.
In the time since its founding, TQH has already created a name for itself and today we work with a host of clients – both private and public – on challenging policy problems across a range of sectors. We also undertake in-house research to push the thinking on important policy issues being deliberated by the government.
Projects & engagements
The team at TQH works on a diverse range of projects. We have led policy research and advocacy work for Catalyst, an initiative seeded by the Government of India and USAID to increase the adoption of digital payments in India. We have worked closely with the Government of Haryana for employment and skilling, supported NITI Aayog with advocacy on reforms in education, and undertaken projects for UN agencies as well as institutes such as IFMR. We also lead research assignments for tech majors such as Amazon, Freecharge and Instagram and work with industry bodies such as NASSCOM on tech policy and regulation of new business models.
Additionally, we strengthen participatory governance and research-based civic engagement by assisting offices of Members of Parliament and Indian Ministries with research and advocacy on legislative and policy issues through our sister concern and learning arm YLAC – Young Leaders for Active Citizenship.
While we undertake both policy research and advocacy assignments for governments and not-for-profits, we only undertake research assignments for private enterprises.
|The TQH team brings together an exceptional combination of skills – in policy research and government engagement as well as public relations and media management – aspects that are crucial to policy analysis and advocacy.|
ROHIT KUMAR, CO-FOUNDER
Alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IIT Bombay, Rohit served as the Head of Policy and Research at the office of Mr. Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha. In addition to supervising research at Mr. Panda’s office, Rohit was responsible for working with central/state governments and other organisations on development projects.Read complete profile
He has worked for several years with PRS Legislative Research, the Indian think-tank that supports MPs across party lines with research on legislative and policy issues. At PRS, Rohit also developed ‘MP Track’, a tool that is widely used by the media and civil society to track engagement of MPs in Parliament. Before shifting to policy, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at their Mumbai office. He is a 2013 IPRYLI (India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative) fellow with the Asia Society.
APARAJITA BHARTI, CO-FOUNDER
With a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Oxford University, Aparajita has rich experience in policy and communications. In her previous role, she was Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Snapdeal where she was responsible for media messaging and engagement, in addition to providing inputs on policy and legislative issues that affect the digital commerce sector. She was also instrumental in developing and managing partnerships with many state governments for Snapdeal.Read complete profile
Previously, Aparajita has worked as a Legislative Assistant to Mr. N.K. Singh, Member of Parliament, India and was one of the four Indians selected for the Faiths Act Fellowship by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in 2011. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper from the New Delhi hub.
Renjini Rajagopalan is a lawyer with an LLB from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics. A former LAMP fellow, she has worked as a legislative aide to Ms. Kanimozhi and Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda. Most recently, she led policy at MPower, a Development Advisory for Parliamentarians where she provided policy support to 20+ MPs from the ruling coalition.Read complete profile
In her earlier foray into human rights, she worked for Detention Action London aiding refugees & asylum seekers. She’s also been previously associated with the Center for Public Policy Research where she was the founding-member of ‘Reinventing Cochin’, the predecessor to CPPR’s Center for Urban Studies, and helped pilot CPPR’s Public Policy Research Methods School.
Abhinav is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani. Prior to TQH, he worked as an Intellectual Property (IP) Consultant at Hourglass Research where his work primarily revolved around advising clients in India and abroad on matters relating to IP value creation, licensing and IP rights enforcement policies. During his stint at Hourglass Research, he worked part-time as a Resident Policy Analyst with NextElection, a community-driven town hall platform for politicians, journalists and citizens.Read complete profile
At NextElection he worked on various crucial subjects, such as Minimum Support Price for farmers, regulatory framework for application-based cab aggregators, and pollution in India. Abhinav has also briefly worked with Maadhyam where he analyzed patterns of minority participation in education and employment in India for the purpose of undertaking public consultations on the issue.
Anubhav is an alumnus of SRCC, University of Delhi. After completing his Bachelors in Economics, he joined the Press Relations Department in the Ministry of Finance as a research analyst from PwC. While at the Ministry, he also worked on big data assignments in the Department of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM), where he was responsible for analyzing trends in GST Return Filing.Read complete profile
The primary focus of these assignments was to understand how the existing data can be leveraged to identify risky exporters to curb the incidence of fraud. Anubhav has a strong interest in research. He is a Policy in Action Fellow (Delhi 2019) with Young Leaders for Active Citizenship.
Chinmay has been involved in many years of research on urban development and the built environment, with a focus on urban issues in India, China, Tanzania and Rwanda. He finished his undergraduate studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA and studied development studies for graduate school at the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.Read complete profile
Some of his academic work includes research on gentrification in Indian cities, authoritarian governance in contemporary Rwanda, as well as public spaces in urban China. He also has a strong interest in technology and aviation, and has worked in the tech sector in the UK before.
An alumna of the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Neeti is a lawyer who worked as an associate with the law firm Talwar Thakore and Associates in Mumbai for a period of 3 years, primarily in their banking and finance practice. While at the firm, she worked on matters relating to debt capital instruments, real estate and acquisition financing, insolvency and bankruptcy laws, and mergers and acquisitions.Read complete profile
She has also conducted legal research into matters relating to cross-border financing, data protection, over-the-top multimedia content platforms, laws against sexual harassment and the over-damming of rivers. Neeti has a keen interest in fintech, business laws, data privacy and governance, and women’s rights.
Vanya is a public policy and development professional with a Master’s in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Mumbai University. She started her career as an Analyst in the Public Sector and Governance team at PwC, where she analyzed trends in developing economies and conducted research on multiple subjects in the development sector for consulting assignments.Read complete profile
She has also worked at the grassroots level to evaluate policy implementation in villages and districts. Most recently, she worked as a research assistant at IDS on the applications of blockchain technology for social impact.
As we expand TQH’s footprint, we need dynamic and energetic people to join us in our mission to redefine the way public policy is made in India. We work on cutting-edge research and advocacy problems, while engaging with a wide variety of policy issues and interacting with a gamut of stakeholders. As one of the few consulting firms in the space, we offer strong multi-disciplinary research expertise and couple it with solid experience of effective communication and advocacy. If our work sounds exciting to you, then do consider working with us!
We are currently looking to recruit a Research Analyst, a Research Lead as well as a Communications and Advocacy Lead. You can find the job descriptions below.
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