An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

The implementation of WDRA Transformation Programme

  • Start date Jan., 2016
  • Completion date June, 2017
  • Sponsor The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Other faculty M/F Team
  • Focus

    To provide policy and analytical support to the WDRA for the implementation of WDRA Transformation plan its various components.

Research on Business Cycle

  • Start date July, 2010
  • Completion date Jan., 2016
  • Sponsor India Value Associates
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty Rudrani Bhattacharya
  • Focus

    To conduct new research on business cycle phenomena in India.

Biodiversity Finance Initiative under Natural Resource Management Project

  • Start date Oct., 2015
  • Completion date Oct., 2017
  • Sponsor UNDP
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Rita Pandey, Manish Gupta
  • Focus

    BIOFIN aims to develop a methodology for quantifying the biodiversity finance gap at national level, for improving cost-effectiveness through mainstreaming of biodiversity into national development and sectoral planning, and for developing comprehensive national resource mobilization strategies. BIOFIN will feed into the development of NBSAPs, while the NBSAP projects in turn will provide a platform for integration into decision-making processes.

Sikkim State Finances: Implications of the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission

  • Start date March, 2016
  • Sponsor Government of Sikkim
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty

Implementation of TRAI-NIPFP Research Programme

  • Start date May, 2016
  • Completion date April, 2019
  • Sponsor The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty M/F Team
  • Focus

    The aim of this project is to provide policy and analytical research support in the areas of regulatory governance and reform and economic analysis of the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.