IMPRI, a startup research think tank, is a platform for pro-active, independent, non-partisan and policy-based research. It contributes to debates and deliberations for action-based solutions to a host of strategic issues. IMPRI is committed to democracy, mobilization and community building.
IMPRI 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.
Founded in 2018, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute is a think-tank for evidence and action-based policy research; monitoring and evaluation; and impact assessment.
IMPRI is registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India (GoI) as a Private Limited Company and is a GoI recognized startup (DIPP23738) think-tank for evidence-based policy research, established in May 2018. It is registered in Jharkhand and has offices in Ranchi and New Delhi (Headquarters). IMPRI is also registered by the Ministry of Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (Udyog Aadhaar Number: JH20E0016128 and Udyam Registration Number: UDYAM-JH-20-0005877).
It has been incubated by NEXUS: The Innovation Hub at the American Centre, New Delhi by the IC2 Institute of University of Texas at Austin, Texas, supported by the US Government.
In 2020, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute Foundation, Delhi, India was registered as a not-for-profit entity (Section 8 Licence Number 122542) with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India (GoI) (CIN: U85300DL2020NPL374438). It is also recognized by GoI as a startup (DIPP73690) and is also registered by the Ministry of Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (Udyam Registration Number: UDYAM-DL-08-0008313). IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute Foundation is registered with NITI Aayog NGO Darpan (NGO ID: DL/2021/0273461). It is a 12A registered organization and donations/contributions are eligible for up to 50% tax benefit under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.