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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)


IGIDR is an Advanced Research Institute of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It was conceptualized by the present Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, during his tenure as the Governor of the RBI, and was inaugurated in 1987 by Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minster of India.

The institute focuses on development issues of national and international importance through its various programs with inter-disciplinary perspectives.

Some of the major academic and research activities of the institute cover the following areas:

  • Environment and Development – with focus on sustainable development, natural resource accounting, greenhouse emissions, trade and environment linkages, global negotiations
  • Energy and Development – with focus on energy, systems, demand and supply, new and renewable energy
  • Macroeconomic, Trade, Monetary and Fiscal Policies
  • Infrastructure and Urban Development
  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Poverty and Employment
  • Governance and Policy

To facilitate dissemination of its policy oriented research, the Institute encourages work in collaboration with government departments and international agencies. Several assignments have been completed for international organizations such as UNDP, UNEP, UNCED, UNCTAD, ESCAP, CREED, IIED, JETRO, ERIA, AIST, APO, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Institute collaborates with reputed Indian organizations including the Planning Commission, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy CSOs, NGOs and Corporate Sector. In addition, the Institute frequently hosts several national and international events such as conferences, seminars, training, workshops, etc. The Institute also conducts academic programs at Masters’ level leading to Ph.D. These programs are designed to create professionals who are capable of conducting policy analysis, relating to national and international development issues in an inter-disciplinary manner.

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