Core Activities

CES’s flagship project is the India Exclusion Report, an annual study that examines access to public goods and the exclusion of vulnerable groups.

CES runs action research projects for the urban homeless and survivors of communal violence. It looks to study and intervene in areas where the state has abdicated its responsibility and through research and action projects hold the state accountable.

Centre for Equity Studies

The Centre for Equity Studies (CES) was founded in August 2000 by Prof. Ghanshyam Shah, Prof. S. Parasuraman, Prof. Jean Dereze, Mr. N C Saxena and Mr. Harsh Mander. In October 2001, it was registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860. It is an autonomous institution engaged in research and advocacy on issues of social justice. It seeks to enquire into the nature and causes of social injustice and inequity and to collectively, through research and action projects, find methods of moving towards a more equitable world.