Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC)

Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) IMPRI

About the Center

Historical and systemic gender biases towards men and male beneficiaries as well as in policy and practice have curtailed the overall scientific, societal and economic returns, which otherwise could have been maximized.

Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI was set up to demonstrate the impact of research based on gender equity and equality and to distance itself from biases of the patriarchal prism of analysis. It aims to provide gender-agonistic evidence-based and action-based research and also draw the attention of research funders, governments, businesses, civil society as well as multi-lateral organizations for dedicated work and issues a call for proactive action and implementation.

GISC also collaborates with like-minded individuals and institutions with academic experts, policymakers, practitioners, private sector, and civil society through training programs, webinars, conferences, dialogues and media publications. It advocates  that voices against gender biases must be made more vocal, which would aid in the steady elimination of exclusive masculine agencies over a period of time.

GISC undertakes rigorous analysis of the nuances of challenges towards gender equality in both rural and urban spaces, violence against women, entrepreneurship, livelihood, poverty, hunger, shelter, etc.

In doing so, the overall aim of GISC is to create an impact on:

  1. Adequate allocation of resources in transdisciplinary research focused on gender equity, equality and justice.
  2. Improvising the policy design and planning for ensuring transformative legislations and their implementation so as to proactively address and attain gender sensitivity, equity, equality and justice.

GISC works in close association with the GenDev Center for Research and Innovation, Gurugram, India.


Govind Kelkar GISC IMPRI

Prof Govind Kelkar


Dr Indu Prakash Singh and Dr Manorama Bakshi