About CPR

CPR is an independent and non-partisan research institute and think tank. Its main objectives are to provide thought leadership and creative solutions to address pressing intellectual and policy issues. It is one of the 27 national social science research institutes recognized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India. It is set apart by its multi-disciplinary approach and unique blend of scholarship and practical expertise. CPR’s faculty have considerable impact on policy and public debates.


The main objectives of the Centre for Policy Research are:

  • To develop substantive policy options for the improvement of policymaking and management;
  • To carry out policy studies of various sectors of the policy, economy and society with a view to promoting national development;
  • To provide advisory services to governments, public bodies or any other institutions including international agencies on matters having a bearing on the performance and optimum use of national resources for social and economic development; and
  • To disseminate information on policy issues through publication of journals, reports, pamphlets and other literature including research papers and books.