Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) is India’s leading think-tank and scientific research-resource center for studying, formulating and promoting fundamental reforms in political, electoral and governance spheres and in critical areas of state policy. It was established in 1996 and is based in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, former MLA, former member of National Advisory Council and Second Administrative Reforms Commission is the General Secretary of Foundation for Democratic Reforms. Dr. JP is a physician by training, a public servant by choice, and a democrat by conviction.
What We Do
Research, Analysis and Advocacy
Research and analysis of the functioning of democratic and constitutional institutions in India towards formulating and promoting political and governance reforms. This includes scientific study and analysis of electoral, administrative, judicial reforms and related best practices and systems from across the world.
Citizenship Training and Capacity Buliding
Regular training imparted to public-spirited citizens on various topics of democratic principles and processes, genuine empowerment of local governments, instruments of transparency and accountability, judicial and police reforms, opportunities for growth among youth, education and employment.
FDR regularly provides inputs on government-related subjects to the print and electronic media in the for of panel dicussions,inteviews and debate programes to improve public understanding of various issues and shape their opinion.
Internship opportunities are provided by FDR to graduates, undergraduates, and post-graduate students across different streams to gain insights into public policy and governance issues.
The e-Knowledge Center for Liberal Reforms is expected to serve as a reference hub on governance and policy issues. The portal is expected to provide academicians and the student community and a wider audience, information on the key issues of governance through presentations, advocacy papers, knowledge articles and books.
Get In Touch
Kakatiya Hotel, # 6-3-1187, Flat No. 801 & 806, Srinivasa Towers Begumpet, beside ITC, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016
Phone : +91-40-2341 9949
Fax : +91-40-2341 9948
MON – SAT : 09:00 – 17:30