IFSD is at the forefront of developing conceptual and methodological tools to improve policy processes and outcomes through better use of evidence, knowledge, experience, and community voice.

Services and activities

  • Development of policy and practice lab
  • Training and capacity building on writing effective policy briefs
  • Production and dissemination of policy briefs on contemporary policy issues related to climate change, water, agriculture and natural resources management
  • Training workshops on science commination to policy makers
  • Guidebook on communicating research to policy and practices
  • Advisory support in international development program planning and design
  • Building science-policy community for positive change


Water Policy Lab Community of Practice Launched

We are pleased to announce our flagship initiative on Water Policy Lab, designed to assist policy management researchers, policy makers and practitioners around the world to design structured dialogues in specific contexts to design and capitalise solutions to water management challenges.

You are welcome to join this initiative. For details, please click here.

Policy & Governance Updates

The Second Water Policy Lab Forum Organised

After the successful launch of the first international WPL Forum in July 2021, IFSD partnered with Australia India Water Centre (AIWC), the World Water Policy Journal, University of Botswana, and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)