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Welcome to the Institute for Human Development

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) was established in the year 1998 under the aegis of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), it is a non-profit autonomous institution that aims to contribute towards building a society that fosters and values an inclusive social, economic and political system that is free from poverty and deprivation.

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Recognition and Empanelment

  • Designated as an 'ICSSR Category Institute' by the Indian Council of Social Science Research
  • A knowledge partner of NITI Aayog for collaborative activities of transformative policy research through SAMAVESH- a programme of networking and partnerships with knowledge and research institutions;
  • Recognised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as a “Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation”;
  • Empanelled with the Niti Aayog for “Outsourcing of Monitoring and Evaluation Studies”; and
  • National Level Monitor with Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water

Recent Publications and Presentations

Assessing Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Socio-economic Vulnerable Populations through Community-based Monitoring

Published: 2021
Publisher: UNICEF and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Internal Migration in India and the Impact of Uneven Regional Development and Demographic Transition across States

By Ravi Srivastava, Kunal Keshri, Kirti Gaur, Balakrushna Padhi and Ajit Kumar Jha
Published: 2020
Publisher: Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Uttarakhand Human Development Report 2019

Published: 2019
Publisher: Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Food Security Atlas of Rural Jharkhand 2022

Prepared by: The Institute for Human Development (IHD) as a part of the research initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism...

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