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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

India Employment Report 2016: Challenges and the Imperative of Manufacturing-Led Growth

By Ajit Ghose
Published: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press and IHD

India Labour and Employment Report

Published: 2013
Publisher: Academic Foundation and Institute for Human Development

Growth and Inequality: The Contrasting Trajectories of India and Brazil

Authors: Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa & Maria Cristina Cacciamali & Gerry Rodgers
Published: 2017
Publisher:CUP India

Development with Global Value Chains: Upgrading and Innovation in Asia

Editors: Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari and Sandip Sarkar
Published: 2017
Publisher: CUP India and IHD

Employment, Social Protection, and Inclusive Growth in South Asia

Edited by: Dev Nathan and Akhilesh K. Sharma
Published: 2017
Publisher: South Asia Press

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