The Development Policy Research Network (DPRN) at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established on the 5th of September 2015 by the founding members – Drs Debayan Pakrashi, Arun K. Sharma and Deep Mukherjee – and provides a platform that seeks to connect academic scholars from various disciplines, policymakers, and social workers from around the world to explore various dimensions of policy issues in a developing country context with primary focus on India. Research at DPRN primarily focuses on six specific sub-themes – agriculture, ecosystems and environment; health and wellbeing; population and demography; public policy; sociology and development.

DPRN will attempt to enhance mutual learning, coordinate research collaborations, engage in contemporary policy debates, and facilitate knowledge dissemination. DPRN's primary mission is to contribute to the improvement of the lives of thousands of underprivileged people in developing world through quantitative policy research built on solid foundations from economic theory and making policy recommendations. DPRN also organises events to educate young researchers in cutting-edge analytical tools for policy analysis, and communicate research findings to a range of audiences.

Please visit the DPRN website for further information