Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is a research and consulting organisation with focus on policy research, diagnostic studies, program implementation, industry and market research as well as assessment of various schemes and interventions in the socio-economic domain. Its past engagements have spanned across areas such as international trade facilitation, infrastructure and policy aspects among others, with special emphasis on India and other countries in South Asia and the MENA region.
BRIEF functions as a consultant and research partner to policymakers, decision making bodies, research institutions and the academia, providing extensive research-based advisory on contemporary issues. It also engages itself in reform facilitation measures, aimed at enabling the policy establishment in decision making on key areas of intervention. BRIEF envisages the enhancement of knowledge content in policy making by undertaking analytical research targeted towards improving India’s interface with the global economy. Apart from offering problem solving solutions for various organisations, it endeavours to use research to broaden the scope of public policy debate for the stimulation of overall growth in India and other geographies under focus. BRIEF along with its partners has provided policy recommendations to various stakeholders like government ministries, industry chambers, social institutes, stakeholder associations, etc. and has throughout garnered considerable support and appreciation from the policy establishment as well as other key participants.
BRIEF’s research and consulting activities also focus extensively on social sector research, industry research and market research, with the aim of providing strategic solutions on an array of issues in the social and corporate domains. In the social sector, BRIEF focusses extensively on intervention areas of national importance, such as education, employment, rural development, health, childcare, poverty alleviation and many more, to facilitate positive changes in the socio-political mosaic of the country. Further, BRIEF’s extensive activities in terms of industry and market analytics have also benefitted various industry bodies, members of the corporate as well as knowledge partners, enabling them to enhance their information base, augment their scale of operations and mitigate pressing issues.
The BRIEF in-house team comprises consultants, domain experts, survey specialists, data analysts, etc. who work in tandem to incorporate streamlined output-based processes and generate strategic results in the areas covered. The team diligently focusses on exceeding the expectations of its clients/partners/recipients and endeavours to positively impact the policy, social, economic and corporate spheres, in line with the growth targets of the country.
Vision & Mission
BRIEF, as envisioned, has emerged and evolved as a unit providing research and consulting solutions in its core service areas with the utmost aplomb. In the process, it has consistently been facilitating reforms and socio-economic development through extensive research as well as engagement with the policy establishment, trade fraternity, academia, research institutions, subject matter experts and the population at large.
Over the years, we have provided research and consulting – in areas such as trade facilitation, regional cooperation (with special focus on South Asia), social sector reforms, government scheme evaluation, industry specific assessment and market research – for esteemed clients such as NITI Aayog, The World Bank, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK), Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and many more. We have also consistently provided inputs to the government on issues of considerable socio-economic importance. Concurrently, we have progressively been able to create an extensive network comprising experts, decision makers and stakeholders across these areas, which enables us to facilitate ground level interventions and reforms.
We have developed and nurtured a work environment characterised by diligence, dedication and drive towards fostering continuous improvements in our discourses. At BRIEF, consistent focus has always been on not only meeting client expectations but exceeding them, which has led to long-term relationships with most of our clients. Further, the policy establishment as well as key decision making bodies in India – Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Shipping, NITI Aayog, FIEO, etc. – have continually entrusted BRIEF with reform facilitation projects and used its recommendations for carrying out major policy changes in areas such as ease of doing business, infrastructure and logistics among others.
We at BRIEF would, in the times to come, continue to strive for consistent improvements in our output, so as to be able to generate meaningful solutions for the recipients. We would also continue to strengthen our valuable ties – with the policy establishment, relevant stakeholders across domains covered, experts, academicians, media, etc. – in order to consistently engage in the process of facilitating positive change on the ground.
Chief Executive Officer