BRIEF, as envisioned, has emerged and evolved as a unit providing research and consulting solutions in its core service areas with the utmost aplomb. In the process, it has consistently been facilitating reforms and socio-economic development through extensive research as well as engagement with the policy establishment, trade fraternity, academia, research institutions, subject matter experts and the population at large.

Over the years, we have provided research and consulting – in areas such as trade facilitation, regional cooperation (with special focus on South Asia), social sector reforms, government scheme evaluation, industry specific assessment and market research – for esteemed clients such as NITI Aayog, The World Bank, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK), Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and many more. We have also consistently provided inputs to the government on issues of considerable socio-economic importance. Concurrently, we have progressively been able to create an extensive network comprising experts, decision makers and stakeholders across these areas, which enables us to facilitate ground level interventions and reforms.

We have developed and nurtured a work environment characterised by diligence, dedication and drive towards fostering continuous improvements in our discourses. At BRIEF, consistent focus has always been on not only meeting client expectations but exceeding them, which has led to long-term relationships with most of our clients. Further, the policy establishment as well as key decision making bodies in India – Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Shipping, NITI Aayog, FIEO, etc. – have continually entrusted BRIEF with reform facilitation projects and used its recommendations for carrying out major policy changes in areas such as ease of doing business, infrastructure and logistics among others.

We at BRIEF would, in the times to come, continue to strive for consistent improvements in our output, so as to be able to generate meaningful solutions for the recipients. We would also continue to strengthen our valuable ties – with the policy establishment, relevant stakeholders across domains covered, experts, academicians, media, etc. – in order to consistently engage in the process of facilitating positive change on the ground.


Mohammed Saqib
Chief Executive Officer