Our Existence

SDRC is a social enterprise committed to enable social change initiatives. We endeavour to:

  • Address “data rich but information poor” and guesswork situations in development programme delivery lifecycle through advanced information management and evidence-based development planning.
  • Empower development stakeholders with quick, targeted and actionable information to improve the quality of life.

Our Enterprise

  • Combine open source IT technologies with bespoke management systems to design paperless data flows that generate efficient and actionable insights.
  • Offer research-based services to address critical information needs at all stages of programme cycle.
  • Deliver learning initiatives to leverage appropriate technologies for data collection, collation, analysis and sharing.


Team SDRC is an eclectic mix of researchers, technologists and data scientists who are passionate about blending technical and functional skills to deliver high quality and affordable products and services. Functioning as a team of reflective professionals, we practice the following core values:

  • Maintain integrity, trust, transparency, and respect in our transactions.
  • Diffuse our learning to empower, engender, and emancipate stakeholders.
  • Be humble and critically self-reflective of our actions.

The Management

Debiprasad Dash

Independent Director

Ratnakar Panigrahi

Chief Executive Officer (Managing Director)

Ranjana Pandey Panigrahi

Chief People Officer (Director)

Narasingha Panigrahi


Krishna T Kumar

Chief Operating Officer

Alok Mohanty

Chief Delivery Officer

Manas Behera

Chief Administrative Officer

Avinash Rath

Chief Technology Officer

Harekrishna Panigrahi

Technology Innovation Lead

Sumeet Routray

Data Scientist