Foundation for Democratic Reforms

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Foundation for Democratic Reforms
Abbreviation FDR
Type Public Policy Think Tank
Headquarters 8th Floor
Srinivasa Towers
Hyderabad – 500016
General Secretary
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. [1] 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-Governance
  • Self-Correcting Institutions
  • Rule-Of-Law

Focus Areas[edit]

  • Political & Electoral Reforms
  • Good Governance
  • Genuine Empowerment of Local Governments
  • Judicial Reforms
  • Key Areas of State Policy such as Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Cooperatives.