Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India (MIDS)

MIDS undertakes studies and research pertaining to development problems, with special reference to the agro-rural aspects of Tamil Nadu and the socially and economically backward sections of the population throughout the country. It also seeks to foster inter-university co-operation among social scientists of the universities and to promote inter-disciplinary research and disseminate information.

The research focus is on the following areas :

  • development and planning
  • poverty, inequality and social sector development
  • agrarian issues and institutions
  • industry and infrastructure
  • demography, migration and urbanization
  • education and gender
  • state and social policies

Some publications are downloadable from the website.