The Public Policy and Governance Review (PPGR) is a student-led digital magazine that showcases writing on public affairs by students, academics, and leaders in the policy world. The PPGR is a platform for bold and thoughtful analysis, and for diverse perspectives on contemporary policy debates and discussions.

Interested in writing for the PPGR? Check out the PPGR Submission Guidelines.

The publication is funded by and housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Graduate students from Munk manage its content, development, and operations.

The PPGR believPP&G-compes in the accessibility of information and the distribution of ideas. To support this goal, the PPGR is published using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada. This allows non-commercial reproduction and transformation of the publication, provided attribution is given and subsequent works use the same license.

Why write for the PPGR?

Writing for the PPGR can be an excellent chance to hone your policy writing and develop your professional profile and networks. Here are some opportunities that writers have had as a result of publishing in the PPGR:

  • In Summer 2017, a former student was contacted by a reporter from the Globe and Mail for comment on a policy issue she’d written about years before.
  • In Spring 2017, a student who had written about Health Canada’s proposed regulations on natural health products in the PPGR received an invitation to a Health Canada consultation, in part because of his writing.
  • In 2015, an infographic developed by Munk students and published in the PPGR was picked up by Maclean’s.

Articles are often shared by other people or organizations who are interested in specific policy issues.   The site sees about 5,000 visitors on a monthly basis.