About Us

About CSD

The Centre for Sustainable Development is a policy research and public advocacy centre at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. The Centre  intends to engage in cutting edge research in the field of sustainable development and policy advocacy

CSD will provide a scholarly  environment for doctoral and post-doctoral research. The Centre will also undertake applied research with government and industry. 


The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, established in 1930, has been one of the pioneering research institutions in India known for its contribution to empirical research methods, policy advocacy, and seminal contributions to policymaking for nearly a century.

The CSD is constituted as an academic centre of excellence and research within the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.


Dr. Ajit Ranade

Vice Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics

Dr. Gurudas Nulkar

Director, Centre For Sustainable Development

We work on socio-ecological issues, study sustainable pathways, and experiment with solutions that contribute to the UN-SDGs.

Interested in working with us, or engaging in action? Do contact us