Policy implementation in Indian Olympic sport: Exploring the potential for policy transfer

Urvi Khasnis*, Pippa Chapman, Tynke Toering, Dave Collins

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

An important factor affecting sports development in India has been a longstanding issue with deploying policy initiatives introduced as early as 2001. Consequently, this paper explores policies implemented in India till today, highlighting two main issues; inadequate consideration of certain aspects of policy formulation and lack of effective implementation. Policy transfer is then explored as an option to overcome formulation issues of lack of feasibility, financial assistance and knowledge. The success of policy transfer (both external and internal) would, however, depend on how effectively India manages to implement the policies. India can formulate the best policies but, if they are not implemented effectively, the return might remain low. Consequently, we highlight the need for India to prioritise effective policy implementation whilst considering policy transfer as an option to overcome formulation issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-640
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Issue number4
Early online date14 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Indian sport
  • Olympic sport
  • policy implementation
  • policy learning
  • policy transfer


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