The Society for Policy Studies (SPS) is a New Delhi-based independent think tank focused on India, its relations with the world, its place in South Asia and the larger Indo-Pacific dynamic; its public policies and their strategic, security, economic and social impact on its people and their ambient geopolitics. Through its various platforms it helps foster dialogue and engagement with and among policy makers, opinion leaders and civil society and provides a non-partisan forum to engage on critical issues, affecting India and the region.
As this region deals with policy challenges from strategic to economic, from social to environmental, the engagement between India and other South Asian countries, including, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the extended neighborhood in the Gulf and Africa in the west to the Indo-Pacific in the east, and an interconnected world, offer valuable lessons for robust examination, constructive criticism and policy suggestions as well as dispassionate analysis and interpretation.
SPS, with its intellectual resources, wide connections and ability to convene successful events and curate well regarded online and offline platforms, is uniquely positioned to bring together policy makers, diplomats, officials, academics, analysts and journalists from India and the region to have public conversations, encourage new thinking and provide more informed and objective ideas and perspectives to current policy debates and offer alternative approaches, viewpoints and even solutions to some intractable problems.
SPS believes in the power of knowledge, ideas and skills in today’s information-driven society and works to disseminate, debate and develop them through association with thought leaders, resource persons and domain experts in various fields.