The IGC Bihar Country Programme started with a Growth Day Workshop on December 17, 2009. Subsequently, the openness of policy stakeholders to evaluation and experimentation has only sustained and enhanced that interest. The IGC Bihar programme is built upon the close relationship with its local host institute, the Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI). Since 1991, ADRI has been producing cutting-edge research on literacy, vocational training, economic policy, and public finance, and is held in very high regard on issues related to Bihar.
Drawing on ADRI’s local expertise, the IGC has developed close links with policymakers, local researchers and the larger civil society in Bihar. Also, the Bihar programme has actively worked to establish a relationship with a wide network of researchers from across the world. All of these initiatives have aided in generating significant interest about Bihar within the research community, which is reflected in the ever-increasing number of research proposals that the Bihar programme receives.
This leaflet outlines the work
of IGC India-Bihar.
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