Welcome to GIDR

The Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), established in 1970, is a premier organisation recognised and supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and Government of Gujarat. It is an approved institute of Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat. GIDR undertakes analytical and policy-oriented research concerning development issues.

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Events & Announcements

  • News 11-May-2018 : Prof. Leela Visaria, former Professor and Director of GIDR and currently an Honorary Professor at the Institute, delivered a talk on "Impact of Demography on India's Democracy" at Lakdawala Hall, GIDR. Read more

  • Forthcoming 26 - 28-Mar-2018 : 'Orientation Programme on Gender and Labour Issues' Read more

  • Forthcoming 05 - 14-Mar-2018 : Capacity Building of Social Science Scholars in Research Methodology for Research Scholars and Teachers belonging to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes. Read more

  • Forthcoming 26 - 27-Feb-2018 : Research Methods Workshop: Challenges in Field Research Read more


  • Natural Resources Management, Agriculture and Climate Change

    Studies on natural resources and sustainable development constitute one of the important and rapidly expanding portfolios of research at GIDR.


  • Industry, Infrastructure, Trade and Finance

    The research portfolio on the theme of Industry and Infrastructure at GIDR is fairly diverse. This, essentially, has emerged in response to some of the contemporary issues pertaining to industrial growth both at the state and national levels.


  • Employment, Migration and Urbanisation

    Studies under this theme relate to population, demographic changes, labour, nature of employment, diversification of economic activities and migration.


  • Poverty and Human Development

    Research concerns under this theme include studies on poverty relating to conceptual and measurement aspects, quality of life, livelihood options and social infrastructure, mainly in rural India.


  • Regional Developmemt, Institutions and Governance

    GIDR in its earlier years till early 1992, GIDR was known as Gujarat Institute of Area Planning (GIAP) had mostly taken up area planning exercises.