What We Do

As a non-partisan, independent and international think tank, IPAG is committed to advancing in-depth and broader understanding of critical global issues. With that purpose, IPAG takes a holistic approach to promote the adoption of sound and timely policies and actions for better socio-economic development. As a part of the holistic approach, IPAG actively engages in a set of interrelated activities to achieve its missions.

Consultancy and Technical Support:

IPAG offers focused consultancy services and technical support to development organizations, multilateral organizations, and governmental agencies in projects and initiatives involving research, advocacy, dialogue, and capacity-building in thematic areas like economic development, green growth, regional cooperation & integration, international affairs etc. IPAG has a competent team of technical, sector specific and project management experts specializing on result oriented project implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, outcome mapping, knowledge management, and outreach & dissemination.

Research:

Research is central to IPAG’s activities. IPAG conducts research to enable evidence-based decision-making by the policy makers and stakeholders. The research takes appropriate and innovative approaches, combining qualitative and quantitative methods and harnessing multi-disciplinary scope of analysis. The studies have a practical focus, oriented towards generating feasible and optimum solutions to real-world problems and challenges. Through research collaboration with international think tanks and capacity building of young researchers, IPAG facilitates upgrading and transmission of knowledge, skills, and capabilities and development of knowledge capital. IPAG research creates high quality evidence through continuous improvement, emulation of best practices, and innovation in research methods.

Advocacy and Communication:

IPAG applies cutting-edge tools and techniques for advocacy and dissemination activities for delivering the research findings, solutions, and recommendations to the policy-makers, relevant stakeholders, and the wider public audience. IPAG organizes different advocacy events, seminar, and workshops and brings out publications in different formats suitable to the relevant audience, including books, policy briefing papers, blogs, videos, infographics for effective policy advocacy and communication.

Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue:

IPAG follows an inclusive approach while undertaking research and advocacy activities. Bridging gaps among different stakeholders through periodic dialogue and engagement is necessary for participatory decision making and good governance. IPAG creates the platform for dialogue and communication between different actors and stakeholders to ensure inclusive policy-making, resolution of conflicts, and collaborative solutions to national and international problems. IPAG fosters debates on issues of public interest to explore the commonalities and differences and reach shared ground. IPAG hosts regular seminar, workshops, meetings, and other events for impactful stakeholder consultation and dialogue.

Capacity Building:

IPAG assesses the deficits of human and institutional capacity in public, private, and civil society settings and undertakes programs to develop capacity through training, mentoring, and technical support. In different initiatives of technical support, IPAG has helped build capacity within and across institutions for stronger policy-making, implementation, and coordination. In addition to one-off capacity building programs, IPAG also emphasizes on building user-friendly and accessible knowledge resources for learning and dissemination of knowledge.

Institutional Linkages:

IPAG fosters institutional collaboration with a wide range of think tanks and research organizations from Asia, US, Europe, and Africa to promote joint research, scholarly networks, and knowledge sharing.