The Centre for Development and Peace Studies (www.cdpsindia.org) is an independent research centre
based at Guwahati, capital of Assam, in northeastern India. The Centre comprises a core group that is a
mix of senior editors, academics, prominent cultural personalities, economists and development experts.
The Centre for Development and Peace Studies (CDPS) is an independent research center, registered
in 2004 as a non-profit society with the Registrar of Societies, Government of Assam, in northeastern
India (registration number: KAM/240/T/04 of 2004-2005). Based at Guwahati, capital of Assam, the
Centre comprises a core group that is a mix of senior working journalists, prominent cultural personalities,
besides academics, economists and development experts.
CDPS is involved in carrying out meaningful research and writings on the micro and macro-level issues in
the fields of development, peace and security in India's Northeast, highlighting efforts and success stories
in peace making, drawing up linkages between development and security, and suggesting measures
to tackle the imbalances. Aside from close interaction with the Government and non-governmental
organizations working in the area, CDPS works in tandem with the media to reach out to the masses,
besides sensitizing journalists on the need to shift their focus from violence to development and
peace writings. The Centre, through its various studies, assesses the impact of existing development
programmes and policies of the Government towards the northeastern frontier, and highlighting gaps, if
any, and recommending alternative measures wherever necessary.