Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) is a New Delhi–based autonomous policy research institute that specialises in issues related to international economic development, trade, investment and technology. RIS is envisioned as a forum for fostering effective policy dialogue and capacity-building among developing countries on global and regional economic issues.


The focus of the work programme of RIS is to promote South-South Cooperation and collaborate with developing countries in multilateral negotiations in various forums. RIS is engaged across inter-governmental processes of several regional economic cooperation initiatives. Through its intensive network of think tanks, RIS seeks to streng...

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Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation
Since its inception in 1997 the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IOR-ARC) underwent comprehensive changes in terms of trade, investment, diplomatic engagements, people-to-people contact and cultural..
New Technologies and Development Issues
RIS has been publishing Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, since early 1990s, as part of RIS work programme on Biotechnology and Development. In this year three issues..
Global Economic Issues and South-South Cooperation
There is a need to assess the key developments in the Doha Round, which have contributed to the present stalemate. At the same time, it is imperative to identify options that the organisation could..
Connectivity and Regional Cooperation
This ongoing study will make an attempt to understand the level of trade links that India has with Myanmar, through both formal and informal channels. It will carry out a detailed fact..

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Suma Athreye is Professor of Technology Strategy at Essex Business School and is a member of the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group. Suma’s main research interests lie in the fields of Economics of Innovation and International Economics and she has published over 50 papers on these...

Abstract: The frequent occurrence of natural disasters worldwide has caused massive loss of human lives and resources in the recent years, and has amplified the severity in terms of lost output and job loss. In view of the escalation of risks across the affected countries, the...

Abstract: Agriculture, the backbone of many African economies, provides

livelihood to the teeming millions and absorbs a significant fraction of

local workforce. Africa remains a net food importer and its agricultural

sector is underdeveloped. The level of...

Abstract: Agriculture is important for Africa for generating income and employment. Considering the prevailing scenario and the perceived benefits of agricultural mechanisation for intensification of African agriculture, efforts are required both at policy and industry level to...

PhD in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2018

Mr. Pratyush Sharma is a Researcher at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and was a Global Governance Fellow at German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. He has an interdisciplinary background in Social Sciences with a MA degree in Diplomacy, Law and Business...





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