IPS is an autonomous, not for profit, civil society organization, dedicated to promoting policy-oriented research. IPS provides a forum for informed discussion and dialogue on national and international issues. The contributions spanning over about thirty years and the overall impact signifies the importance of pragmatic research on policy issues. The Institute highlights the role of think-tanks in modern democratic polity.
IPS achieves its objectives through a wide range of activities including seminars, symposia, conferences and roundtables on multi-dimensional topics, and their outcomes i.e. reports, periodicals and publications, Interaction, dialogue , thematic research and capacity-building programs are instrumental in its research endeavors. IPS formulates viable plans and presents key initiatives and policy measures to policy makers, analysts, political leaders, legislators, researchers, academia, civil society organization, media and other stakeholders.
It believes in good governance, transparency, professionalism, and program effectiveness, and strictly upholds its independence, credibility and integrity. It operates as a self-financed think-tank counting on endowments, sponsorships, voluntary services and private donations. Apart from its periodicals, publications and membership fees it generates revenues by providing consultancy services.
Areas of Research
Pakistan Affairs: Society, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Education, Economy
International Relations: Global and Regional Dynamics
Faith and Society: Thought, Movements and Issues
In-house Research , Collaboration & Research Support Program, Dialogue: Conferences , Seminars , discussion & Lectures ,
Features, Article, Briefings, Conferences & Participation in Electronic Media Program.
Professional and Management workshops for Training and Development
IPS has been engaged in close and effective coordination with a number of indigenous and international institutions since its inception. Some of more prominent of our partners in these collaboration programs have been Islamic Development Bank; International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), USA; Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), China; International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), USA; Islamic Foundation, UK; Norwegian Church Aid (NCA); Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Hartford Seminary, USA; The Henry L. Stimson Centre, USA; Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany; Konard Adaneur (KA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany; Madina Trust, Uk and the Institute of Political and International Studies, Iran on international level.
While IPS has been in collaboration with Universities of Peshawer and Punjab; University of Management Sciences (UMT) Lahore; National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA); International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad and its Da’wah Academy; Allama Iqbal Open university (AIOU) Islamabad; Riphah International University, Islamabad; World of Islam Trust, Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS) Islamabad; Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Peshawer, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Gujrat in connection with various research activities.