The Institute for Human Development (IHD) is a non-profit autonomous institution that undertakes studies in human development and related issues. It has established itself through its corpus of research, analysis and policy recommendations, and made contributions in a range of areas such as labour, employment and livelihoods, social security and social protection, poverty, marginalization and exclusion, food security, gender, markets, governance and decentralisation.
The Institute is one of the "ICSSR-recognised institutes", a newly created category of Research Institutions by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India.
Recent Publications and Presentations
The India Labour and Employment Report 2014 discusses the various aspects of the prevailing human development scenario...
Human Development in the Global South: Emerging Perspectives in the Era of Post-Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set for the target year of 2015...
The Institute for Human Development has been carrying out a research programme on Inclusive Development in Bihar...+ Read More
The Changing Village in India Insights from Longitudinal Research Published by Oxford University Press Edited by Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers Essays by IHD Director Alakh N.Sharma, IHD Visiting Professor Gerry Rodgers, IHD Associate Fellows Amrita Datta and Sunil K.Mishra
Article by IHD Associate Fellow Prashant Kumar Singh: 'Is the use of maternal healthcare among prospective mothers higher in households that have experienced maternal death? Evidence from India.' Published by Oxford.