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The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) is a non-profit organization created in December 2014 with the aim of promoting scientific research in the field of Public Policy, and to contribute to its international development.
Nowadays, IPPA aims for the international diffusion of knowledge of Public Policy, as a contribution to the internationalization of the field. Furthermore, IPPA intends to strengthen the collaboration between the public policy academic community, and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience between public policy experts and students through its different projects.



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Special Issue: Payment for performance: comparing policy making, design and implementation in health, social care and education, International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 36 Issue 6/7

The special issue "Payment for performance: comparing policy making, design and implementation in health, social care and education," published at IJPSM/Emerald Publishing, aims to spark critical debate on producing contextual evidence in payment for performance (P4P) - also known as performance-based financing (PBF) - through comparative analysis of policy processes and effects. It collects nine papers from global experts to understand management and policy differences across countries and administrations.


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Postdoctoral fellowship in Governance and Local Sustainable Development

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of ABC in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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Call for bids for locations for the 2026 and 2027 AP-PPN events

The bidding process for the 11th (2026) and 12th (2027) Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network Conference on Public Policy is open from April 1st, 2024 to September 1st,2024


The IPPA Teaching Resources are intended to introduce PhD students and early career researchers to different approaches of Public Policy, and contemporary policy issues. Currently, the resources include contemporary policy approaches, interviews with distinguished policy scholars and present-day policy topics.


IPPA builds a global platform for PhD students and early career researchers working in the broad field of Public Policy. These networks share the voice, provide space and create opportunities for researchers.

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