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Welcome to the Institute for Human Development

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.

Recognition and Empanelment

  • An ICSSR ( Indian Council of Social Science Research) Recognised Institute
  • Recognised by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as “Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation”
  • Empanelled with the Niti Aayog for “Outsourcing of Monitoring and Evaluation Studies”
  • National Level Monitor with Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation

Recent Publications and Presentations

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

What is the nature of the employment problem that India faces? What kind...

India Labour and Employment Report

The India Labour and Employment Report 2014 discusses the various aspects of the prevailing human development scenario...

Patterns of Inequality in the Indian Labour Market 1983 ? 2012

This book is a systematic analysis of inequality in India and how it has been changing since the 1980s.

Growth and Inequality The Contrasting Trajectories of India and Brazil

Author: Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa & Maria Cristina Cacciamali & Gerry Rodgers

Employment, Social Protection, and Inclusive Growth in South Asia

Edited by: Dev Nathan and Akhilesh K. Sharma
Foreword by: Alakh N. Sharma

Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia

This book brings together a set of studies on labour conditions in GVCs in a variety of sectors?ranging from labour-intensive sectors like garments, fresh fruits...

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