CRDDP is a New Delhi based research organization registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The CRDDP Registration Number is District East/Society/116/2012 of 9th May 2012. Dr. Abusaleh Shariff is its founder President and his brief profile can be found on the back cover.

Understanding Truth Through DATA


Welcome to Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP), New Delhi


The Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) envisions that citizens of India and the world at large are economically, educationally, politically and culturally engaged and have equal access to freedom, justice and economic opportunity without any prejudice.


India is the World’s largest and youngest democracy. It is also an evolving democracy in which the definition and parameters of equality, freedom, rights and equal access to resources and developmental opportunities are constantly getting redefined. Given a high degree of naturally evolved diversity in terms geography, people, languages and culture it is but natural to find competing ideas and ideologies prevail. India and world economies have progressed for better during the last two generations. Improved governance structure, technology, private and civil society initiatives are pushing the frontiers to a fast pace development. Speed a gauge of progress can also be catastrophic.

CRDDP is an ‘evidenced based policy research’ platform open to all to debate and determine new avenues that ensure equity of access and equal opportunity during a fast pace of development.  


Generate facts for effective public policy debates:

  • Articulate policy vision for economic development, diversity, equal opportunity and inclusiveness.
  • Stimulate a deep US and India relationship committed to sustainable development.
  • Provide forum for debate and discourse on strengthening democracy, secular institutions and minority rights in India.


  • Conduct research and publish papers on sustainable development, democracy, diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Identify issues confronting the nations and suggest policy reform.
  • Prepare Status Reports on issues of Development, Democracy and Diversity especially the inter-relationships between them.
  • Review of post-Sachar Committee inclusive policies on a regular basis.
  • Diversity Index – prepare methodologies for indexing universities, States and business corporations.
  • Research and Policy relating to elimination of bonded child Labor.
  • Gender empowerment and family polices.
  • Strive for establishment of equal opportunity commission leading to creation of ministries at federal and state levels.
  • Articulate and study discriminatory practices in access to education, employment, banking and housing.
  • Exchange programs and engaging civil society through dialog.
  • Write speeches and policy brief for leaders on sustainable development, democracy and diversity.
  • Generate new opportunity for dialogue and engagement with Government and other policy making bodies such as the Planning Commission, Reserve Bank of India and Federations of Industry and commerce.

                                                                             Passion for Truth and Evidence that Matter to People

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