Pahle India Foundation, was founded by Dr. Rajiv Kumar as a not-for-profit policy think tank in April, 2013. It’s motto from the very beginning has been “Putting India First To Make India First.” The objective is to create a world class think tank that pursues rigorous evidence-based analysis for timely inputs into policy making. PIF will also provide a credible, trustworthy and neutral policy platform for bringing together government, industry, academia and civil society for enriching the public narrative on topical issues. In the past one decade, PIF has been able to carve out a niche for itself and earn a reputation with policymakers as an independent, extremely credible institute that can be relied upon for producing high quality inputs for policy formulation. It is registered as a Section 8 company and is FCRA certified.
PIF undertakes analytical research for the central and state governments, industry, civil society partners and our donors. These projects not only have a specific research focus, but also include events conducted in collaboration with partners, such as conferences, seminars and other stakeholder engagements.
PIF’s publications include reports from our research projects, discussion papers, policy briefs, and budget commentary and analysis. Apart from these, PIF’s senior team members have published books, both individually and as part of edited volumes. PIF’s research team regularly writes articles for leading dailies and media platforms.
PIF regularly conducts events in the form of roundtables, seminars, brainstorming sessions with various stakeholders from academia, industry, government etc. in different parts of the country. These are crucial for policy discussions and disseminating our research findings which then go on to have real world applications and impact.