Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) : Institutional Support

IDRC supported an institutional assessment of the Institute for Social Studies Trust (ISST) under project 103394. This project will allow ISST to address certain weaknesses in the area of information technology and related staff training, and publication and dissemination of research results. It will also enable ISST to design and implement a scoping study on the possibility of engaging poor communities in low-end information technology service provision. The project is expected to strengthen and rejuvenate existing staff; permit recruitment of new staff; improve the quality and reach of ISST's research outputs; and generally help ISST become a more effective policy research organization.

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Project status


Start Date

Monday, February 23, 2009

End Date

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


12 months

IDRC Officer

McGurk, Stephen

Total funding

CA$ 100,000


India, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Ratna M. Sudarshan


Institute of Social Studies Trust

Institution Country


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