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Infrastructure projects are the backbone of Indian economic growth. Given the critical nature of the infrastructure sector in the growth of the economy, it is important that investments in this sector are monitored and governed with a focus on ensuring maximum social returns and speedy completion of the project for public use. It also has to be noted that infrastructure projects are basically public goods and our objective is to help the stakeholders to monitor the progress of the projects.

The Governance solutions on Infrastructure are delivered to comprehensively address the needs of all the stakeholders in the infrastructure – Firms, Financiers, & Governments.


The Governance solutions on Infrastructure are delivered to comprehensively address the needs of all the stakeholders in the infrastructure – Firms, Financiers, & Governments.

IDIP - Integrated Database on Infrastructure Projects
Data Repository. Project specific. Real-time.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all sectors of Infrastructure Projects: transport, power, communication, social & commercial infrastructure, water & sanitation
  • Entire life-cycle of projects from announcement to implementation to commissioning/completion including finances
  • Capturing critical project Events & milestones in near real time
  • Location indexation of all projects
  • Exhaustive querying & report features including user-based dynamic report generation at run-time
  • Map-driven visualisation
  • Pre-built analytics for governance and policy outreach
  • Facilitating participation from research communities: blog and other facilities for research communities to interact
Water & Sanitation
Solid Waste Management

Financial Modelling. Efficacy of PPP. Advocacy & Policy.

  • Planning infrastructure – assessment of needs, existing gaps
  • Assessment of demand for ancillary infrastructure & services
  • Evidence based research & advise
  • Financial modelling
  • Feasibility studies
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Management of unforeseen events
  • Monitoring implementation
  • Impact evaluation
  • Evidence based Policy implementation

Training & Capacity building
Monitoring & Evaluation. Feasibility Studies.

  • Governments
    • Identify need(s), partners & outline projects
    • Evaluate projects
    • Initiate projects
    • Monitor and evaluate progress
  • Banks, financial institutions & Infrastructure firms
    • Project evaluation
    • Evaluate projects
    • Feasibility studies
    • Competition analysis

Who Should Use

  • Quintessential Project Manager - Explore & Discover opportunities
  • CEOs Desk - Emerging trends & insights in investments
  • Public Policy: Efficacy of infrastructure projects
  • Financiers: Infrastructure financing

About Us

IDIP is a service from GeoNomics Research & Technologies P Ltd . It is an infrastructure analytics & consulting firm focused on infrastructure governance. Backed by a repository of extensive and structured database built on infrastructure projects in India, we provide research, consulting and capacity building services for stakeholders in the infrastructure sector in India. Our solutions combine geo-visual analytics, regional economic analysis and insights on impact of infrastructure projects ranging across – Roads, Ports, Airports, Water & Sanitation, Solid Waste Management and Power.

Founded in 2018, GeoNomics is promoted by researchers and consultants with over 2 decades of experience in data, governance and capacity building. GeoNomics seeks to address the growing demand for data & research driven consultative solutions in the infrastructure sector. Headquartered at Chennai with partner linkages with professors at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, GeoNomics is driven by intellectuals who play both advocacy & consulting roles. In addition, GeoNomics advisory board consists of practitioners who support & advise the management team on the evolving scenario on financing & implementation for infrastructure projects.


Dr. A. Thillai Rajan

Co-Founder & Director Professor, IIT Madras Associate, MRCBG at HKS, Harvard University Co-Founder, YNOS Venture Engine

Dr. A. Thillai Rajan
An accidental academic. Currently Professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras. Academic Associate at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Has been doing extensive research on the Indian Venture Capital Industry.

Sethuraman Ramabadran

Co-Founder & Director – Akara Research & Technologies Pvt Ltd    

Sethuraman Ramabadran
An Experienced & well networked professional in data-driven, decision-making products/applications industry. Management Graduate. Deep understanding on leveraging technology for executing ground level data collection & operations. Dabbles in Political commentator in Tamil Nadu.

Somasundaram Lakshminarasimhan


Somasundaram Lakshminarasimhan
Has been leading a team of economic analysts, experts in the fields of environment and IoT, and information & communications technology to build solutions that remove problem of information asymmetry to make governance decisions

Rohit Sabharwal


Rohit Sabharwa
A business leader in developing & marketing data-driven, decision-making products/applications. Economist by education. Rich experience in creation & execution of large data-driven solutions for wide range of customers.

Experts Profile

Thillai Rajan is currently a Professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras and Associate, MRCBG at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. His teaching and research areas include Corporate Finance, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Public Private Partnerships and Venture Capital. He received graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Thillai holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he received the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for his thesis work.

Prior to joining academia, Thillai has over 8 years of experience in leading corporations such as IL&FS Investment Managers and Infosys Technologies.

Akash Deep is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy specializing in finance, faculty chair of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy executive program and faculty co-chair of the International Finance Corporation executive program. He has also served as faculty chair of the Indian Administrative Service executive program at Harvard University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Certified “Financial Risk Manager” by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Akash Deep holds a PhD in economics and an MA in operations research from Yale University, and a bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Venkata Santosh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT-Bombay. Venkata’s research interests are infrastructure project governance, construction project management, infrastructure sustainability and structural engineering.

Venkata holds a PhD in Building Technology and Construction and B Tech in Civil Engineering, both obtained at IIT-Madras.

Ganesh A. Devkar completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and has been a faculty member at Faculty of Technology, CEPT University.

His doctoral thesis focuses on identifying the competencies necessary for effective implementing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure service delivery and in developing a framework that allows public agencies to assess their capability to successfully deliver projects through PPPs.

Advisory Board

Dr. Aakash Deep
Senior Lecture in Public Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Muthuraman Natarajan
Cofounder & Director
River Bridge Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd



# Date Title Source View
16-Oct-2019 A cost effective way to power generation The Hindu
13-Sep-2019 More highways should be built by States The Hindu Business Line
31-May-2019 New database launched to track infrastructure projects across country The Hindu
30-May-2019 IIT-M develops database on infra projects The Hindu
30-May-2019 IIT-Madras launches integrated database on infra projects The Hindu Business Line
30-May-2019 Database developed by IIT-M aims to boost efficiency of infra projects The New Indian Express
30-May-2019 IIT Madras develops IDIP for Governments, Funding Agencies Telangana Today
28-Jan-2019 How funding from multilateral agencies aids road projects Mint
15-Nov-2018 The Conundrum of PPP road projects Mint
24-Apr-2018 Now, a big data boost for infrastructure sector The Economic Times

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