Public Policy for Human Development, Dignity, and Inclusion: IMPRI Centre’s Impact

Arjun Kumar


Public policy fosters human development, upholds dignity, and promotes inclusion in societies worldwide. By addressing inequalities, providing essential services, and safeguarding human rights, well-crafted policies can pave the way for a just and equitable world. The IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development emerges as a leading advocate for evidence-based policy discussions, research, and initiatives in this crucial domain.

Relevance of Public Policy in Human Development, Dignity, and Inclusion

Public policy is the driving force behind improving human lives and ensuring their overall well-being. It encompasses access to quality education, healthcare, social services, and meaningful livelihoods. Policies that promote human dignity and inclusion also address discrimination, marginalization, and social exclusion, ultimately fostering societies where all individuals can realize their potential.

Contribution of IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development

The IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development stands as a beacon of research, analysis, and advocacy for policies that enhance human development and ensure dignity and inclusion for all. IMPRI brings together stakeholders from various sectors to deliberate on pressing issues through research papers, policy dialogues, and collaborative initiatives. The centre significantly contributes to shaping policies that uplift and empower marginalized communities by conducting rigorous research and offering evidence-based insights.

Scope of Research and Analysis

The IMPRI Centre’s research scope within human development, dignity, and inclusion is vast and multifaceted. It covers areas such as poverty alleviation, access to education, healthcare equity, disability rights, and more. By examining these facets comprehensively, the centre sheds light on the interconnectedness of various factors and their impact on human well-being. Through interdisciplinary research, IMPRI enriches policy discourse and decision-making.

Career Prospects in the Field

Professionals seeking to make a difference in human development, dignity, and inclusion have many career prospects. Opportunities exist within government bodies, international organizations, non-profits, research institutions, academia, and consulting firms. Career paths encompass policy analysis, program management, advocacy, social work, research, and capacity building. The IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development provides a platform for skill enhancement, networking, and contributing to meaningful policy changes.

IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development’s Role

The IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development is pivotal in influencing policy decisions that foster human development and inclusion. Its collaborations with diverse stakeholders ensure that research translates into tangible policy measures. By bridging the gap between research and policy implementation, IMPRI empowers marginalized communities and amplifies their voices. The centre’s contributions extend to shaping policies, advocating for human rights, and nurturing inclusive societies.


Human development, dignity, and inclusion are fundamental aspirations that societies strive to achieve. Public policy serves as the linchpin for realizing these aspirations. The IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development exemplifies how research, collaboration, and advocacy can lead to policies that elevate human lives. As the centre continues to delve into the complexities of human well-being, it reaffirms its commitment to building a world where everyone is treated with dignity, has equal opportunities, and is an integral part of an inclusive society.

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    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.

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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