r.i.c.e. is a nonprofit research organization, dedicated to understanding the lives of poor people, especially young children, in India, and to promoting their well-being.
r.i.c.e. was founded in 2011 by three friends from graduate school who believed that they could accomplish more by working together, making long-term commitments to the society they study, and selecting research agendas with attention to what is likely to be helpful. Since then, the r.i.c.e. team has grown to include many more friends, supporters, and colleagues.
Our goals include:
- Using research to advance knowledge about the lives of the poor in India, with a special focus on children’s health,
- Sharing what we learn with government officials and other researchers, and to learn-by-doing how our research might contribute to the well-being of the poor, and
- Promoting complementary research by providing support for other researchers and training to promising students.