National Development and Research Institute, Inc. (NDRI) is an independent New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank founded in 1967. NDRI specializes in advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology. Drawing on the expertise of our interdisciplinary professional staff, NDRI has advanced public health across diverse populations including high-risk and underserved persons, uniformed services, youth and veterans. Our partners include medical center, treatment and prevention programs, universities, community based organizations, industry and government. NDRI received the 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Development Cooperation for its contribution to the analysis of foreign aid provision, and its challenge to the conventional wisdom in development assistance.