About us

Who we are

Established in 1999, RDI is a consulting organization providing a range of innovative solutions and technical assistance for overall equitable development and sustainable growth. RDI’s mission is to function as a centre of knowledge and innovation in research and development with an objective of providing customized solutions to overall growth process.

Headquartered at New Delhi, RDI has wide network of professionals & associates across country to deliver quality services at national level.

We work in partnership with Government, Development Organizations and Corporate to spawn overall social, technological and economic development.

Constituting of four major verticals ; (i) Social & Market Research, (ii) Training (iii) Organization of Conventions (iv) IT Application, the think tank of RDI conceptualize and develop strategies to address the complex socio economic issues.


Dr. Devendra Kumar


Dr. Devendra Kumar has a Ph D. in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He is the founder of RDI and has close to 25 year experience in operation research. Dr. Kumar represents a unique combination of a strong academic background and skillful usages of operation research tools. He is also a widely published columnist in leading newspapers and news portals.

Ms. Mita Priyadarshini


Mita Priyadarshini is the Chief Executive Officer at Research & Development Initiatives (RDI), New Delhi. In her current role, she is a key driver of the company in guiding management in its operations, with particular focus on generating business, devising strategy, day-to-day working and administration.

With core competencies in project conceptualization and research designing, she is deeply involved in Programme Management with close engagement with Government, bilateral donors, NGOs and corporates.

In her career spanning eighteen years, Mita has worked extensively with the Government of India and with leading International Organisations on research assignments pertaining to Gender Issues, Reproductive Health, Children Health, Education, E-Governance, Rural Development and affiliated subjects. With an expertise in maternal and child health, Mita has led many Government of India’s surveys viz. National Family Health Survey, District Level Household Survey, Clinical Anthropometric Biochemical survey etc.

With a strong insight in social issues, she has also helped organize global conventions by conceptualizing & designing themes with overall direction and coordination.

Mita holds Masters and M. Phil in Social Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi.

Mr. Amit Vaish

Advisor – IT Projects

Mr. Vaish has  more than 20 years of experience of Global IT experience .  A  B.Tech from IIT BHU , he has worked in various capacities in India and US . Currently running a mobile first incubator “aaRvee idealabs”, he has extensively consulted start ups, fortune 100 companies and various governments for their IT initiatives.  Amit is a regular speaker at various forums and educational institutions.

Mr. Sudhir Singh 

Advisor – Energy & GIS

Mr. Sudhir Singh, a senior level professional, has more than 20 years of experience of cross functional diversified business expertise in business development and corporate strategy.  An MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, he is an alumni from premier institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University and St. Stephen’s college.  He has worked extensively in Oil and Gas and energy sector in various capacities in India and abroad in multinational companies like Drake & Scull India Ltd., Naftogaz India, Oryx Engineering Qatar and Al Namal Group, Bahrain etc.

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