Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS)

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Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS) aims to encourage social science research in policy relevant areas so as to provide vital inputs in policy-formulation, implementation and evaluation. The IMPRESS is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and is being implemented by the Indian Council of Social Science Research.  The basic idea to encourage policy research in social sciences is to have visible impact on polity, economy, society, culture, media, governance, health, environment, technology, law etc. It also aims to have enhanced coordination between academics and policy makers.

The identified domains under IMPRESS are as:

1.         State and Democracy

2.         Urban Transformation

3.         Media, Culture and Society

4.         Employment Skills and Rural Transformation

5.         Governance, Innovation and Public Policy

6.         Growth, Macro Trade and Economic Policy

7.         Agriculture and Rural Development

8.         Health and Environment

9.         Science and Education

10.       Social Media and Technology

11.       Politics, Law and Economics


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