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TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy

This funding will enhance the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy's (CSTEP) role as a credible public policy institution in India by strengthening its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.

CSTEP is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and analysis in engineering, and science and technology. It explores the potential of newly emerging technologies to enhance India's economic and social development, and develops policy options designed to ensure inclusive and equitable growth. CSTEP receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

Quality research, policy influence
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.

This second TTI phase (2014?2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For CSTEP, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Building a strong think tank for India
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, CSTEP is expected to
-become one of the best and most credible think tanks in the country
-make significant contributions to shaping India's national and international policy agendas
-develop a group of outstanding thought leaders who make highly influential contributions in their fields
-raise the bar for excellence in policy engagement tools and approaches
-build a robust system of decision-making structures, systems, and processes
-contribute to creating a strong group of regional think tanks.

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
54 months
IDRC Officer
Samar Verma
Total Funding
CA$ 2,438,425.00
Think Tank Initiative
Think Tank Initiative
Institution Country
Project Leader
Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy