The Institute

Founded on May 4, 2018, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) is a think-tank for evidence and action-based policy research; monitoring and evaluation; and impact assessment.

It is registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India (GoI) and also certified as a Start-Up by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT- 23738), GoI. IMPRI has been incubated by Nexus, a program of the Government of the United States, at the American Center, New Delhi.

It seeks to confront the most critical challenges to issues of socio-economic, political and environmental importance through qualitative and quantitative analysis. The analytical framework is strengthened through three types of activities, namely:

Building Dynamic Evidence: The Institute’s core strength lies in the interdisciplinary network of diverse and eminent scholars, research professionals with a commitment to conduct cutting-edge research, evidence-based impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy. Cost-effective and intense precision in analysis is its forté.


Deepening Public Debate: Underlying IMPRI’s work is a strong commitment to good governance, rule-of-law, tolerance, a market economy, and democratic principles. By leveraging its research, it facilitates the engagement of an informed citizenry with academia, industry and the government through seminars, workshops, conferences, lectures, extensive media presence.

Catalyzing Transparent and Accountable Governance: IMPRI collaborates with the government, academic and research institutions, NGOs, businesses and the civil society for research and advocacy for transparent and accountable governance.

We aim to create a benchmark for the analysis of evidence-based and action-based studies using advanced research methods, and developing innovative techniques for gathering, handling, processing and analyzing data. The multidisciplinary areas of research include: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security and Rural Development; Economy and Infrastructure; Entrepreneurship, ICT and Innovation; Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Gender, Pluralism & Social Inclusion; Governance and Law; International Relations and Strategic Studies; Livelihoods, Employment and Well-being; Public Finances and Macroeconomics; Society, Literature, Arts, Sports and Culture; Urbanization, Habitat, Transportation and Regional Development; Social Sector; Science and Technology, and; Public Policies, Programs and Scheme.