Institutional Support to South Asian Policy Research Organizations

IDRC's Think Tank Initiative is a multi-donor program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions (think tanks) in developing countries, thereby enabling them to produce sound research that both informs and influences policy. The Initiative selected the first cohort of 24 grantees in East and West Africa through a competitive call in 2008. A second competitive call was launched in 2009, targeting seven countries in Latin America and five countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Of the 16 successful applicants from South Asia, nine are in India.

There are very few policy research organizations in South Asia outside India. Those that exist are fragile due to little demand for policy research, limited if no funding from local sources, and an often insecure political climate. This grant will strengthen the ability of the seven selected research institutions in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to provide, disseminate and communicate high-quality research. This will be achieved through measures aimed at enhancing the ability of staff to conduct sound research, improving organizational performance, and forging links with policymakers. Particular effort will be made to enable grantees to mobilize other sources of funding, so that none become dependent on the Think Tank Initiative over the long term. The project will also support a platform for grantee networking both within the Initiative and with a wider network of institutions engaged in policy-related research.

Projet nᵒ

106140

État du projet

Fermé

Date de début

Sunday, août 1, 2010

Date butoir

Wednesday, novembre 5, 2014

Durée

48 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Verma, Samar

Financement total

CAD$ 7,841,101

Pays

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Népal, Pakistan, Asie centrale, Extrême-Orient, Asie du sud, Inde

Programme

Think Tank Initiative

Chargé(e) de projet

Dr. Rizwan Khair

Institution

BRAC University

Pays d' institution

Bangladesh

Site internet

http://www.bracuniversity.ac.bd

Chargé(e) de projet

Mr. Ajaya Dixit

Institution

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - Nepal

Pays d' institution

Nepal

Site internet

http://www.isetnepal@org.np

Chargé(e) de projet

Dr. Khalida Ghaus

Institution

Social Policy and Development Centre

Pays d' institution

Pakistan

Site internet

http://www.spdc.org.pk

Chargé(e) de projet

Ms. Priyanthi Fernando

Institution

Centre for Poverty Analysis

Pays d' institution

Sri Lanka

Site internet

http://www.cepa.lk

Chargé(e) de projet

Mustafizur Rahman

Institution

Centre for Policy Dialogue

Pays d' institution

Bangladesh

Site internet

http://www.cpd-bangladesh.org

Chargé(e) de projet

Saman Kelegama

Institution

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Pays d' institution

Sri Lanka

Site internet

http://www.ips.lk

Chargé(e) de projet

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri

Institution

Sustainable Development Policy Institute

Pays d' institution

Pakistan

Site internet

http://www.sdpi.org