Think Tanks

Ideas for change

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Think tanks play an important role in advancing evidence-based policy. Work in this area supports organisations involved in public policy, academic research, and organisations that build bridges between policymakers and the public. We also support organisations that engender deeper collaboration of the state and the academic and citizen machinery, furthering the dream of an inclusive Samaaj.



Think tanks have a particularly important role to play given the complex challenges facing our country. Military conflict, economic development, legislative lacunae and political instability pose major existential risks to the functioning of our Republic. By providing research and analysis on these issues, think tanks can help inform policy decisions that have a real impact on the lives of people.

Additionally, think tanks can help to promote transparency and accountability by providing a space for open and honest dialogue and debate. By fostering a culture of critical thinking and encouraging the free exchange of ideas, think tanks can help to create a more informed and engaged citizenry.

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RESOURCES in this field

Jun 27, 1987
Four years ago, Ramakrishna Hegde, the chief minister of Karnataka, setup the Economic and Planning Council (EPC), a high-powered advisory body. How impressive has been this ‘”super cabinet’s” performance? What [...]