IGC India generates evidence, builds evaluation capacity, and informs policy for sustaining economic growth in Bihar and throughout the country. 


IGC India (Patna office)

Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)
BSIDC Colony, Off-Boring Patliputra Road
Patna 800 013
Twitter: @IGC_IndiaBihar

IGC India and Ideas for India (New Delhi office)

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110 016

Tel: +91-612-265649
Twitter: @Ideas4India


The IGC’s India-Central and India-Bihar country programmes have merged under a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage with government, research institutes, and other institutions in Bihar to build a strong, sustainable ecosystem of research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the state and throughout the country, and create the necessary local institutional capacity.

The IGC’s two India programmes were launched in 2009, following extensive consultations with Indian policymakers, academic experts, media and civil society representatives. IGC India believes that local solutions are at the heart of the most effective policies; therefore, improving the quality and quantity of evidence available is crucial for ensuring policymakers and practitioners look towards evidence and evaluation when designing and implementing both policies and programmes.

Additionally, Ideas for India was launched in 2012 as a common platform for exchanging and disseminating ideas effectively and to promote the creation of more evidence-based policy. By serving as an ideologically neutral space for social scientists and development practitioners, Ideas for India makes policy discussions more accessible to specialists and non-specialists interested in the issues of growth and development in India. From July 2019, the Tata Centre for Development (TCD) at the University of Chicago has become a partner in I4I.

The IGC India team is led by Dr Pronab Sen (Country Director). IGC India is built on the close relationship with its local host institutes, the Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) and New Delhi-based Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Research funding will be available under this new programme and details for the call for proposals will be available soon.

The IGC India programme ‘Building evidence, evaluation capacity and use, with an emphasis on Bihar’ is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.