Who We Are

Institute for Governance, Policies & Politics (IGPP) is a think tank initiative of Vivek Manthana Foundation (VMF) dedicated to public policy research and analysis. IGPP plays a critical role in the governance and policy arena at the local and national level. It has been operating independently and it is committed to providing public policy research, analysis and advice. The institute intends to develop initiatives to help government understand various issues and challenges and make informed choices for better policy and governance as IGPP is envisaged as a research and policy-focused institution. It engages with various stakeholders like academicians, civil society, government, industry and international development agencies to pursue its objective of high-quality interdisciplinary research on different issues of governance and public policy. The prime goal of the institute is to contribute toward effective policy design, implementation and governance mechanisms with respect to focus areas on specific issues.

Our Focus Areas


Health and Lifestyle in Modern Society

This focus area revolves around the modern health and lifestyle of society. The Institute aims to make the public aware and responsible.


Social Dimensions of Digital Ecosystems

In the area of Social Dimensions of Digital Ecosystems, the institute is working on the areas related to the responsible use of digital space i.e appropriate Internet behaviour.


Energy, Environment and Climate change

In the area of energy, environment and climate change, the institute work with the Centre for Energy, Environment and Resources (CEER). Keeping with IGPP’s mission.


Media, Politics and Society

This division of the IGPP brings together economists, political scientists, sociologists and media professionals for academically rigorous, policy-relevant research to enhance our understanding of the social.


Livelihood and Natural Resources

The importance of effective management of natural resources like Land, Water, Vegetation and Livestock for Sustainable Crop Production and Livelihoods of the rural people needs no emphasis.


Research Papers


Manish Tiwari


Manish Tiwari has been associated with the electronic and print media for more than fifteen years in different places.
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Dr. Sarada Prasanna Das


Dr. Sarada Prasanna Das’s research interests revolve around the environment, livelihood, and developmental state.
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Vismay Basu

Junior Fellow

Vismay’s research interest includes econometrics, Macro economics, Banking, Finance, agricultural Economics and coding.
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Vijay Pareek

Research Associate

Vijay is postgraduate in Culture and Media Studies from Central University of Rajasthan.
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Srinath Senapati

Content Manager

Srinath has a knack for understanding the content published at IGPP. He works around multiple contents & makes them reach the exit pipeline.
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Vikas Lohchab

Research Assistant

Vikas Lohchab is a graduate of Maharshi Dayanand University with degrees in political science and history.
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Ranjana Kushwaha

Policy Research associate

Ranjana is a Post-Graduate in International Relations and Areas Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Yogita Singh

Communication and Research Associate

Yogita is a Post-Graduate in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
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Darshana Bhardwaj

Research And Communication Intern

Darshana Bhardwaj is a postgraduate in History from Kamala Nehru College, DU.
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Amrita Tiwari

Research And Communication Intern

Amrita received her diploma in English print journalism from the Dainik Jagran Institute of Management and Mass Communication.
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Aarti Singh


She has completed her graduation in B. A Programme from Maitreyi College, Delhi University. She has experience in telemarketing.
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