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

This paper attempts to look into the various issues involved in the debate on geographical indications in the background of EU-India cooperation. While Section II deals with the conceptual aspects of GI and explains India’s stand, Section III looks into the on-going debates in the TRIPs council...

The issues of environmental regulation and international competitiveness revolve around the question of harmonization of standards and it is generally observed that competitive deregulation could lead to downward harmonization of environmental standards. In the context of WTO, the nature of...

This paper attempts an analysis of changing India’s export behaviour during 1960/61 to 1999/2000. Broadly, there are two sharply divided views on the India’s export behaviour. While the predominant view stresses the importance of supply and policy related constraints, other studies find the...

The main objectives of this study are: (i) to examine the coverage of the environment related to non-tariff measures (NTMs) in different product groups of the EU’s imports, and the role of other NTMs in limiting the market access of developing countries, (ii) to analyze the structure of ad...

The paper attempts to get to the ground realities prevailing in India as far as the application of SPS measures is concerned. After detailed introduction, Section II of the study takes a quick overview of the salient features of the agro food exports and the food processing industry in India....





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