Our office in New Delhi oversees programs both in India and neighboring countries and has been in operation since 1990. In India, we work on some of the most important issues related to liberalism such as the opening of the economy, working with the police to transform into a democratically accountable service, making cities more liberal for their citizens, harnessing the power of the revolutionary Right to Information Act, ensuring property rights as well as dealing with the challenges thrown up by climate change. More recently, the Foundation has supported programs dealing with the challenges and chances of digital transformation.
We pursue these goals, which are part and parcel of the great Indian democratic tradition embodied in the Constitution, in partnership with policymakers, business leaders, national and international NGOs, universities as well as journalists and think tanks.
The Foundation's activities in the field of civic education consist of seminars, conferences and publications aimed at promoting liberal values and principles. It is our belief that local actors are the ones that must both define liberal values as well as be the leaders of change in their communities. In keeping with this philosophy, the Foundation works in partnership with academics, think tanks, civil society organizations and business associations that share a liberal point of view on issues such as human security, rule of law, and economic liberty. In addition the international political dialogue program allows leading liberal individuals from across the world to communicate with each other, share best practices and develop a network.