What We Are About
Centre for Empowerment & Development Studies (CEDS) is a non-profit organization engaged in public interest research and advocacy. By incorporating opinions of the stakeholders and common denizens in policy formulation we work towards achieving effective decision-making. We help organizations involved in policy-formulation to actively engage with their stakeholders and generate actionable insights that involve both voices of the community as well as include practices and research-based inputs into it.
CEDS through the research will create projects and reports which will generate evidence for action. The focus will be on results and processes in areas such as education, health, infrastructure amongst various other social sectors. Further, through various programs, CEDS intends to achieve capacity building of the individuals and of institutions at large. Hence, CEDS strives to measure at scale, unravel, propound and act upon the findings of assessments and research, with the primary objective of recommending suitable policies. We intend to create a robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. CEDS aims to create a culture where rigorous measurement of outcomes is integral to action, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice, assumption and reality.