9 Indian think tanks to get $9 Million dollars
Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 07:20 IST
New Delhi: Nine Indian think tanks will receive $9 million from
Canada-based International Development Research Centre(IDRC) and other
organisations for engaging in policy research focussing on national,
social and economic issues.
The Indian institutions chosen include Centre for Budget and
Governance Accountability, Centre for Policy Research, Centre for the
Study of Developing Societies, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies,
Institute of Economic Growth, National Council of Applied Economic
Research, all located in New Delhi.
Others in the list are Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat,
Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore and Centre for Study of Science,
Technology and Policy, Bangalore.
The Think Tank Initiative was launched in 2008 by IDRC, William and
Flora Hewlett Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to
support local think tanks "to produce high-quality research that will
improve policies and, ultimately, contribute to more equitable and
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