Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is an Indianthink tank. It is located in the Rouse Avenue Institutional Area of New Delhi.
Conceived and supported by a cross-section of leading intellectuals, academics, public figures, social activists, business leaders and institutions of higher learning, Observer Research Foundation was established on September 5, 1990 as a non-profit, public policy think tank. Its founding Chairman was R.K.Mishra.
ORF provides informed and viable inputs for the policy and decision-makers in the Government and to the political and business leadership of the country. For this, the Foundation has established four Institutes to consolidate and shape its many activities and programs. These are the: