Policy Advocacy, Knowledge and Research​

An Acknowledged Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship, Public Policy & Advocacy


  • Providing conceptual underpinnings to national and international policies.
  • Assisting policy makers in their efforts of promoting entrepreneurship opportunities through demand-driven policies.
  • Sensitising and impressing upon government bodies and private organisations to integrate entrepreneurship in their development policies.
  • Creating a strong research and knowledge infrastructure in entrepreneurship.
  • Undertaking evaluation and impact assessment studies of national and state Governments’ policies/schemes/programmes.

Core Activities

The Policy Brief Series

The Policy Brief Series is a thoughtful initiative in the direction of creating awareness among policymakers, institutions, entrepreneurs, and other esteemed audiences about major policy interventions. It aims to create a knowledge repository.

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Rajasthan Patrika

EDII and Rajasthan Patrika have entered into a collaboration to jointly organize Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for emerging women entrepreneurs. Against the backdrop that entrepreneurship is the need-of-the-hour, especially among the women community, the two organizations have joined hands to institute meaningful, outcome-based programmes and bring the results and interventions before the society at large to earn a winning response for the development tool of entrepreneurship.

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Research Collaborations

  • Management Development Institute, Murshidabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, India
  • Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur
  • Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), London Business School, London, UK
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur
  • Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha
  • Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, India

Key Contributions

  • Evolved the Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) Model; widely being implemented as EDI-EDP Model at national & international levels.
  • Developed Industry Policy 2009 (specifically the part of MSME  Cluster Development) for Government of Gujarat.
  • Prepared Startup Vision Document, MSME Dossier for Govt. of Gujarat.
  • Made recommendations to the National MSME Policy for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises under the chairpersonship of Prabhat Kumar, First Governor of Jharkhand.
  • Contributed in AICTE Start-up Policy 2016.
  • Developed and submitted National Entrepreneurship Policy to Govt. of India.
  • Based on Research on ‘Review of Entrepreneurship Curricula in Higher Learning Institutions’ helped University Grants Commission, Govt. of India in developing entrepreneurship curriculum for college level education.
  • Based on Research on ‘Entry Barriers to Entrepreneurship: As perceived by Youth’, facilitated the Ministry of SSI & ARI, Govt. of India in framing policy to establish Entrepreneurship and Business Development Centres in Universities.
  • Designed an integrated nationally replicable programme for start-ups (Village Entrepreneurship).
  • Formulated policy level interventions for entrepreneurship development in Cambodia, GMS Studies, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and several developing countries.