Social Policy Research Foundation

Bridging academic research and public policy

What we do

We monitor and evaluate
policy progress and pitfalls.

Our work engages with and encourages youth to ask relevant questions, backed by fact and not steered by opinion.

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The study draws attention to physical and social barriers that hinder a conducive learning environment for students with disabilities. It documents first-hand experiences of over 50+ students with varied disabilities across 18 colleges in New Delhi, reviews extensive literature, liaises with stakeholders, and concludes with policy recommendations that may assist in inclusive education for all.

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Hear Here! brings to you enriching policy discussions on a diverse set of SPRF’s publications with their authors, along with interesting policy discussions and really good bad-jokes.

Methodological and engaging conversations with stalwarts from current affairs, governance, and public policy on topical themes. Policy Room is SPRF’s pivotal podcast, where the field experts provide their expertise and work reflections in stand-alone podcast episodes.


Scheme Tracker

A bird’s eye view of the latest progress and implementation of various government schemes.


Freedom Indices Project

A comparative analysis of the freedom rankings of South Asian countries across realms such as press freedom, democracy and others.


Grassroots Women Leaders

Highlighting women’s achievements through a list of leaders doing impactful grassroots work across eight different sectors.


Gender Responsiveness Tracker

Gauging the gender mainstreaming within current development policies in India using a 5-point Gender Responsive Assessment Scale developed by the WHO.

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