About CDES

About CDES

The Center for Development Economics Studies (CDES) is a research body instituted for promoting quality research studies in the field of Economics, social sciences, management, commerce, basic sciences and other subjects encompassing contemporary issues. CDES mission is to bridge economic theory with empiricism to achieve global standards.

Research in other branches of social sciences and humanities as well as applied sciences like Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Nutrition, Health, Medicine-native, traditional and allopathic etc., are encouraged to promote collaborative studies to achieve human development. It was established in 1983 at Chidambaram on non-profit basis.

The objective of the CDES is to encourage research activities in the multiple subjects to find solution to the problems crop up in the society.

The CDES is guided by a team of eminent people from worldwide with proven expertise in multiple fields.

Governance of CDES

Dr.S.Thirunavukkarasu
Founder-President

Executive Director:
Dr.S.N.Sugumar, Director, Health Economics

Managing Directors:

Ms.T.Lakshmi Pradha

Mr.T.Somaskandan

Directors:
Dr.A.Gunasekaran, Director, Poverty Studies
Dr.Robert John Inbakaran, Director, Geography & Tourism
Dr.S.Swaminathan, Director, Animal Science & Forestry
Prof.S.Subramaniam, Director, Ethical Studies

Honorary Experts:
Dr.M.Soundarapandian, Rural Development
Dr.M.Sangararadje, Agricultural Economics
Dr. R. Ramesh Kumar, Child Labour
Dr.K.Jayaraman, Economic Analysis

Secretary and Treasurer:
Mrs.T.Sarojini

CDES cordially invites experts in the related field on an honorary basis as the Center functions on the non-profit cause.

Our Story

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS STUDIES emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

Support Services

We see every challenge as an opportunity and this initiative helps us to ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situation that persists in the society. We are interested in the innovative approaches that empower our people and deliver it when they need it.

Education & Outreach

Our effort pertains to new approaches and developing innovative methods to implement in the field with the help of experts in their field. We evaluate the success by gathering qualitative and quantitative data and pursue to quantify changes from the baseline situation.

Education & Outreach

Our effort pertains to new approaches and developing innovative methods to implement in the field with the help of experts in their field. We evaluate the success by gathering qualitative and quantitative data and pursue to quantify changes from the baseline situation.