TARU was established in 1990 as an institution with trans-disciplinary expertise to engage with India's development challenges. In 1996, it was registered as TARU Leading Edge Private Limited under the Companies Act, offering a commitment of cutting edge research and contextualized consulting services to its clients.
The last two decades have seen us working on a range of institutional, financial, economic, social and technical issues across diverse public systems, cultures and corporate formations, in more than a third of rural and urban domains of India. This includes 28 States and Union Territories, 30 major urban centers across 18 states including 15 million-plus cities. TARU also works in South Asian countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
TARU's expertise is primarily in six core sectors: Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change, Governance & Institutions, Natural Resource Management, Social Development, Urban Development, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Within these sectors we undertake policy analysis, strategy development, action research, programme design, project management support, assessments and evaluations. Our clients include grassroots institutions, INGOs, bilateral and multilateral organisations, as well as States and Central Government.
We are committed to quality, accuracy and succinctness in our consulting services. The TARU team of professionals has extensive national and international experience, a strong network of advisors, consultants, partner institutions, associations from different parts of the world.
Improving the quality of life of people
To provide contextualized solutions to current and emerging challenges