About Us

Social & Political
Research Foundation

In a context where democratic discourse is increasingly polarized, we work to bring into focus evidence-based, non-partisan, and objective policy research. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, we work through our research, outreach, and events to deliberate and discuss the idea of an India where public policy is strengthened by fact and not steered by opinion. The voices we create and curate in the democratic space are anchored in the ideas that emerged postindependence by the greatest minds of the time, but also reflect the aspirations of a country where more than half the population is under the age of 25.

We aim, through our work, to help steer discourse in a way that reflects these changing times.

We strive to be
Our Values

We are young, dynamic, and digital-first.

Our work uses technology and big data analytics to inform and influence India’s ever-evolving policy landscape. Our strategic intent is underscored by the need to engage with India’s youth to invigorate and address policy challenges. We create innovatively designed, inclusive and easy to understand content that remains cause-, agenda-, and party-neutral.

We work at the intersection of what is, what could be and what should be the state of our country. We seek to engage and encourage the youth to ask relevant questions backed by fact, and not steered by opinion.

Our Work Includes:


Contextual overview and progress reports of public policy in India.

Curated Voices

Insights and perspectives from policy enthusiasts, experts, academics and researchers across India.

Trustee Speak

A collection of expert voices from our Board of Trustees.

Photo Archive Project

An archive of accessible and diverse photoessays that touch upon our thematic areas.

Policy Room

Freewheeling discussions with stalwarts from the fields of current affairs, governance, public policy and more.

We firmly believe in being progressive, adaptive, and forward-thinking yet remain rooted in the founding philosophies of India.
Our belief in helping young people make meaningful contributions to India's growth story through policy analysis and public discourse shall set future generations on course for a bigger, brighter tomorrow.
Shri Ram Bahadur Rai

Chairperson, Board of Trustees