India (Central)

IGC India Central focuses on firm productivity growth, urbanisation, infrastructure, energy, and state effectiveness (including macroeconomics, finance, and human development).


IGC India Central Programme

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016

Tel: +91 9953207240; +91 11 40727754
Twitter: @Ideas4India


The IGC India Central Country Programme was launched in April 2010, following extensive consultations with Indian policymakers, academic experts, media and civil society representatives. The team is led by Dr. Pronab Sen (Country Director), Prof. Dilip Mookherjee (Lead Academic) and Prof. Eswar Prasad (Lead Academic) and is resident at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

The programme adopts a multi-pronged strategy to influence policy discourse in India, including engagement with the government, media, and civil society. The strategy includes bilateral discussions with policymakers and researchers along with conferences featuring interactions between them. Rapid responses on policy relevant issues and providing systematic evidence on key policy issues through ‘Ideas for India’, an economic and policy portal, are also part of the strategy.

Ideas for India was launched in July 2012 as a common platform for systematically exchanging and disseminating ideas effectively and to promote the creation of more evidence-based policy. By serving as an ideologically neutral space for economists, other social scientists and practitioners, Ideas for India makes policy discussions more accessible to specialists and non-specialists interested in the issues of growth and development in India.



This leaflet outlines the work
of IGC India-Central.

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