Foundation for Democratic Reforms
|Type||Public Policy Think Tank|
Hyderabad – 500016
|Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan|
The Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) is a non-profit, non-partisan and autonomous research institution founded by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, an I.A.S. officer turned Politician and a renowned political activist based in Hyderabad. FDR is one of India's leading think tanks 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.  Established in 1996 and located in Hyderabad, it is recognized by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
The aim of FDR is to enable every Indian citizen to fully realize and enjoy:
- Liberty and Basic Freedoms
- Genuine Democracy
- Self-Correcting Institutions
- Political & Electoral Reforms
- Good Governance
- Genuine Empowerment of Local Governments
- Judicial Reforms
- Key Areas of State Policy such as Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Cooperatives.