University of Chicago in partnership with Tata Trusts will launch a new centre that will work towards solutions for practical development issues faced across diverse areas.
Tata Centre for Development would also help build capacity for government, corporate and non-profit groups. “The Centre will focus on having an integrated approach for socio-economic development,” Professor Anup Malani, faculty director of the Tata Centre for Development told. Initially, TCD would focus in the areas of health, water, sanitation, energy and environment, he added. It would look to integrate evidence-based policy research, an innovative implementation platform as well as leadership in education programme to tackle practical development issues. TCD, to be located at the University of Chicago’s centre in the national capital, would also engage experts from the university and other organisations.