TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: National Council of Applied Economic Research
This funding will enhance the National Council of Applied Economic Research's (NCAER) role as a credible public policy institution in India by strengthening its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
About the National Council of Applied Economic Research
NCAER is an independent non-profit institution that supports the government, civil society, and the private sector in making informed policy choices. NCAER's research priorities include rural development, household behaviour, growth, trade, and economic management. The council receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).
Sound 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 NCAER, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.
Enhancing research, performance, and policy engagement
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, NCAER is expected to
-rebalance its business model by increasing long-term research grants and stimulating a culture of innovation
-become India's leading applied economic research institute in Asia, and beyond
-sharpen its focus on human, social, physical, and financial capital to exploit opportunities and limit risk
-improve organizational strategies, procedures, and mechanisms to support its business model and deliver on its vision and goals.