We operate globally and are registered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

The Economics Think-Tank

 Founded in 2018

We are a not-for-profit think tank with an aim to conduct high-impact social & economic research and convey key findings to the wider public.

Vision

The Development Research Foundation strives to be a leading economics research institution in India with a focus on policy issues. India’s challenges are unique and so must be the proposed solutions. To arrive at these solutions, our researchers aim to combine international best practices with a nuanced understanding of local contexts. We aim to continuously innovate and engage with other disciplines to push the development agenda forward.

Mission

As a team of young economists, we aim to bring economic research to the forefront of policy making in India. A successful policy idea must be backed by evidence, be cost effective and scalable. However, there is a mismatch between the supply of research and its applicability for policy, in particular. At the Development Research Foundation (DRF), we aim to explore innovative ideas from the world of academia and translate them into actionable plans.

Who We Are

Surbhi Ghai

Specialisation: Labour Markets and Gender

Surbhi is a former Research Associate at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi and current Research Assistant at Stanford University. Her research interests include gender and labour markets, with a focus on employment generation. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College London and B.A.(Hons) in Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi.

Who We Are

Founder

Surbhi Ghai

Specialisation: Labour Markets and Gender

Surbhi is a former Research Associate at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi and current Research Assistant at Stanford University. Her research interests include gender and labour markets, with a focus on employment generation. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College London and B.A.(Hons) in Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi.

"Alone, we go quickly. Together, we go far" ~ African Proverb

Contact Us

We accept unsolicited research articles and blog posts (800-1500 words in length) for publication following a review process. We look forward to receiving articles from young as well as prominent researchers via email at foundation.devresearch@outlook.com. Other queries may be sent to the same email address.

The DRF operates globally and is registered in Dehradun, India.