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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SPRF believes in democratising policy research. An important part of this is our commitment to not keeping our research behind paywalls. Support us in this endeavour.

SPRF Research


Policy Room

Methodological and engaging conversations with stalwarts on pressing policy issues. Policy Room discusses and reflects with field experts in stand-alone podcast episodes.

Hear Here!

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.

Policy in Practice

Policy in Practice highlights grassroots research initiatives nationwide; exploring the work of committed researchers operating within various communities, spanning cities, towns, and districts.

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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.

SPRF Bulletin

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