Founded in 2018, we

specialise in socio-economic

& development research

The DRF strives to contribute robust evidence on key economic and policy issues in India. We aim to provide solutions to development challenges based on rigorous evidence, while ensuring cost-effectiveness and scalability. We endeavour to explore innovative ideas from academia, business and public policy, and translate them into actionable plans.

Our Focus Sectors

Gender, Labour Markets

& Industrialisation



Our Research

Do Children Play on a Level Playing Field...
- Sanyal, 2020
Financial Agglomeration & Carbon Emissions...
- Gu and Qian, 2020
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We operate globally and are registered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India