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...

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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Abstract: Trade facilitation infrastructure and systems in many countries of Asia and Africa are still far from global benchmarks. Regardless of the level of trade facilitation, most of those countries have registered significant growth in trade over the years particularly, the...

Abstract: Ensuring Women’s their participation in the economy requires access to skills, technology and finance. India and Japan have supported such initiatives in Asia and Africa in the past, but a joint effort in the form of Asia Africa Growth Corridor will be a...

Abstract: Asia and Africa being home to one-third of human population face the daunting challenge of meeting the demand for healthcare services, disease prevention and management. The burden of provision of healthcare

services falls heavily and unequally for the...

Abstract: Africa has witnessed significant economic growth in recent years but its growth process is impaired by lack of skills and emigration of skilled workforce to other regions of the world. Almost half of Africa’s population is below the age of 25 years and the...

Abstract: India’s development partnership in Africa has acquired new momentum in the recent years. Historically, India has developed close partnership with African counterparts through its bilateral, regional and multilateral initiatives. Japan, on the other hand, has...

Abstract: This paper seeks to examine how the objectives of monetary policy have changed over the years from one of supporting public investment to one of inflation control and still later to inflation targeting. It then goes on to analyses how the conduct of monetary...





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