Dear Friends,I am delighted to share with you the Annual Report of the Centre for Policy Research for 2016-17.
As always, this was an especially productive year at CPR. From one of the best rated non-fiction books of the year, India’s War by my colleague Srinath Raghavan, to other important collaborative books on higher education and public institutions, from CPR being ranked as the top climate think tank in the country for the third year in a row to its exemplary faculty in international relations deconstructing the intense global transformation through their writings and engagement – the range and expanse of outputs was truly outstanding.
We hope that some of the work done by the brilliant fellows, senior fellows and research associates, with the latter in particular infusing the institution with their exciting energy, will convey the intellectual curiosity and vibrancy that makes CPR remarkable. On a personal note, this is my last Annual Report as President of CPR. I am truly grateful for the intellectual excitement, integrity, friendships, sense of independence CPR has provided over the years. It is a unique organisation that will, doubtless, continue to remain a significant presence on India’s intellectual and policy landscape. And it will continue to count on your support for that.