Our Partners


Young Lives' collaborative, international structure helps to maximise our research and policy influence and to facilitate a multidimensional approach to child poverty. 


India Partners

Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad

CESS is an autonomous research centre specialising in multidisciplinary research and training in social sciences. The Centre focuses on socio-economic and other aspects of development, promotes research and training, and provides inputs to policymakers based on its research.

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women's University) (SPMVV), Tirupati

SPMVV is a leading women’s university in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It offers academic and vocational training in order to help women develop their knowledge and skills and shape their lives and careers. Its goal is to emancipate women through the process of learning.

Save the Children India

Save the Children began working in India before Independence by providing relief during emergencies. The current Save the Children India programmes are located in 18 states in India, and focus on health and nutrition, education, child protection, and emergencies.

International Partners

Young Lives India has research partners in several countries.

It is core-funded by UK aid from the Department for International Development (DFID) with other funders supporting several sub-studies.

For a more comprehensive list of funders for Young Lives' international work, please visit the funders site on our international page.


Country Advisory Board

Prof. J. B. Tilak, Professor & Head ofEducational Finance, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)

Prof. R. Radha Krishnan, Chairman Centre for Economic & Social Studies (CESS)

Prof. B. Durga, Vice Chancellor, Shri Padmavati Mahila Visva Vidyalayam (SPMVV)

Prof. J. Andharia, Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Dr. Poonam Malkondaiah, Secretary Women & Child Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Ms. Roli Asthana, Deputy Head The Department for International Development

Dr. Antara Ganguli, Gender Adolescent Policy Specialist, UNICEF

Ms. Preeti Mehra, Communication Specialist, The Hindu

Dr. Meera Shiva, Health Specialist, Initiative of Health Equity & Society

Mr. Thomas Chandy, CEO, Save the Children India

Ms. Misaki, Chief of Policy Planning & Evaluation, UNICEF,

Mahendra Dev,  Director (Vice Chancellor), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development & Research