Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India


International Cooperation

Focus Areas/ New Initiatives:

IORA Initiative
New Asia Forum
ASEAN India Centre
Blue Economy Forum

Brief Introduction

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based autonomous think-tank under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is an organization that specializes in policy research on international economic issues and development cooperation. RIS is envisioned as a forum for fostering effective policy dialogue and capacity-building among developing countries on international economic issues. The focus of the work programme of RIS is to promote South- South Cooperation and assist developing countries in multilateral negotiations in various forums. RIS is engaged in the Track II process of several regional initiatives. RIS is providing analytical support to the Government of India in the negotiations for concluding comprehensive economic cooperation agreements with partner countries. Through its intensive network of policy think tanks, RIS seeks to strengthen policy coherence on international economic issues. For more information about RIS and its work programme, please visit its website:

Amb. Hardeep Singh Puri is the Chairman of RIS.


Main Areas of RIS Work Programme

1. Global Economic Issues and South-South Cooperation
2. Regional Initiatives on Trade and Investment
3. Regional Cooperation, Trade Facilitation and Connectivity
4. New Technologies and Development Issues


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