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
Balwant S Mehta's new paper published, ‘Women’s limited to public access venues: cybercafés in Uttar Pradesh, India’ published in book ‘Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society; May 2015