While policy research is widely debated, there is no capacity for researchers to systematically generate research for policy makers that might be useful to them. It is no longer enough to conduct “policy-oriented” research but purposefully engage in “policy research” on the basis of a thorough understanding of the nature of demand and then arrange accelerated suitable studies to respond to the needs of the policy makers. This particular project is therefore not a single study, rather a mechanism to enable BIDS to conduct policy research quickly. There are massive hidden demands for high quality policy research both at macro as well as sectoral and programme level. This project will help address these issues by setting aside a small fund which can be drawn upon to launch specifically designed studies at short notice.
Desk reviews, stake holder consultations and workshops will be conducted to assess demand of policy studies. Annually, BIDS will take up to 3 studies from the list, which will be completed within 4-6 months.
Study Director: Dr. K A S Murshid, Director General, BIDS
Timeline of the study:
The study will be conducted between June, 2019 and June, 2021.