Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) is a premier centre for advanced research and training focusing on the development concerns of India and its regions. Established in 1973 by a group of eminent academicians and leading public personalities and named after the former President and eminent labour leader Late Shri V.V.Giri, the Institute has emerged a vibrant centre of policy oriented and analytical multidisciplinary research in the country. GIDS is supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Government of Uttar Pradesh as an autonomous institute of national importance.
GIDS research covers a wide range of issues, broadly categorised into the following themes:
- Agricultural and rural development
- Labour, Employment, Livelihoods and Development
- Inter-regional and inter-state disparities
- Population, Public Health, Education, basic amenities and Human Development
- Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Security
- Social infrastructure particularly health, education and basic amenities
- Rural industries and informal sector
- Urbanisation and rural-urban migration
- Scheduled Castes, Minorities and Other Socially Excluded Groups
- Gender and Child Studies
- Evaluation of government schemes and programmes
6th DP Dhar Memorial Lecture by Prof. B. Nayak held at GIDS on 29 March 2016
Prof. I.C. Awasthi winner of American Evaluation Association (AEA) Travel Grant Award, 2015 and presented a paper titled “The Development Programmes: A Disconnect for Evaluation Framework” in AEA conference, held in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. November 8-14, 2015.
Prof. I.C. Awasthi participated and presented a paper titled “Evaluation a Tool for Bettering Human Lives” in Community of Evaluators Conference, South Asia, 3rd Conclave held in Kathmandu (Nepal) during November 23-27, 2015.
Prof. I.C. Awasthi conducted a training programme as Co-coordinator ‘Ten Days Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Students’ organized during March 29 to April 7, 2016.
Prof. I.C. Awasthi published two research papers (1) “Role of the Citizen Sector and Rural Development in the Context of Globalization” published in Man & Development, Volume XXXVIII, No.1, March, 2016. (2) “Poverty and Gender Analysis: Evidences from a Village-based Study of Uttarakhand Hill Region” published in the Journal of Regional Development and Planning, Vol. 5, Issue 1, June 2016.
Dr. C.S. Verma published two books (1) Understanding Determinants of Womens’ Health in India published by Victorious Publishers, New Delhi published in November 2015, (2) Health Security in Uttar Pradesh: Dimensions and Challenges published by Victorious Publishers, New Delhi published in July 2016.
Dr. C.S. Verma Published three research papers (1) A Comprehensive Strategy to Check Maternal Mortality published in Remarking, Vol. II, Issue IV, November 2015 (2) Increasing Emphasis on Welfare Programs in Uttar Pradesh: A Paradigm Shift? published in International Journal of Innovative Social Science & Humanities Research, Vol. 3 issue 2, April-June 2016 (3) Maternal Health Services in Uttar Pradesh: Has JSY Delivered? published in International Journal of Social Science and Development Policy, Vol. 1 No.2, Jan-June 2016.
Dr. C.S. Verma completed two research projects (1) Assessment of HH expenditure and Burden of Disease in Uttar Pradesh funded by ICSSR, New Delhi (2) Impact of Laptop Distribution Scheme on Knowledge and economic empowerment of Uttar Pradesh funded by CDSR and GIDS.
Dr. C.S. Verma participated and presented the his research papers in four conferences (1) “Increasing Institutional Deliveries by Strengthening Emergency Referral Transport and Community Awareness and its Impact on Maternal and Neonatal Mortality” presented in PES Global Conference, IIC, June 1-3, 2016, IHD, New Delhi, Supported by World Bank. (2) “Political Economy of Womens’ Health in India” presented in World Association of World Economy ,IXth WAPE Conference 2016, Punjabi University, Patiala, 17-19 June 2016 (3) “Impact of NRHM on Health in Uttar Pradesh” presented in National Seminar on Role of Public Policy in Development Process, SPIESR, Ahmedabad, 4-5th January 2016 and (4) participated in conference titled Health Expenditure and Benefit Index Analysis, IIT Madras, 12-16 July 2016.
Dr. C.S. Verma organized a seminar on Global Consultation on Strengthen Health Systems in Uttar Pradesh, 24 February 2016.
Dr. C.S. Verma organized a workshop on GATS 2 Survey with TISS, Mumbai Supported by WHO, CDC Atlanta U.S.A., and Government of India, 17-23rd February 2016.
Dr. Kavita Baliyan published a book entitled “Women participation in Agriculture” published by Mittal Publication, New Delhi, 2016.
The ICSSR, New Delhi has sanctioned a research project to Dr. Animesh Roy for his MRP proposal (Independent Project Director) on “Development, Dispossession and Class Formation: A Study of Rajarhat Newtown in West Bengal and POSCO Project in Odisha”.
Dr. Animesh Roy’s research paper entitled “Land Acquisition and Rural Transformation: a Case Study from West Bengal” is in press for the reputed peer-reviewed academic journal Chinese Sociological Dialogue, published by SAGE, UK.
Dr. Animesh Roy has published research paper entitled “The Land Where Women Prevail: Khasi Matrilineality and Emergent Social Issues in Meghalaya” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Anudhyan: An International Journal of Social Sciences, 1.2 (April, 2016): 84-91.
Dr. Animesh Roy presented two research papers (i) ‘Land dispossession, class formation and rising disparity among the dispossessed households: a case study of Rajarhat’ and (ii) “Land dispossession, real estate intervention and rural transformation: a case study from pri-urban Kolkata’ in the International seminars successively organised by the CDS, Trivandrum (February, 2016) and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (July, 2016).