Indian research centre faces funding ban, causing concern for international collaborations

The Indian government has suspended foreign funding to the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), a leading think tank for Indian climate policy, sparking concern among Indian and foreign researchers who fear the funding pause could cripple the CPR and muzzle independent scrutiny of policy in India. CPR, which conducts some of India’s most influential independent policy studies, has been paused temporarily after the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the think tank’s government license to receive overseas funds for 180 days or until further notice. Last year, CPR received about three-quarters of its grant funding from influential global organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.


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