Institutional partnership is based primarily on the collaboration between the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP, MAE-CNRS) and Pondicherry University.

Like the three previous editions (2014, 2016 and 2017), the SSWSP benefits from the scientific and financial support of the: French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), the Research Units Development, Institutions and Globalisation (DIAL, Paris; IRD-University Paris-Dauphine), the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS, Paris; EHESS-CNRS), and the Centre of Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University).

Methodological approaches in social sciences