Economic Development & Trade

IPAG conducts research on economic growth and development engaging with a variety of actors including the Government, development partners, private sector, and the civil society. Development of a growth-enabling and effective policy framework requires reform in policies and regulations on private sector development, public finance administration, infrastructure development, public-private partnership, etc. and the research and dissemination activities of IPAG focus on generating realistic solutions and facilitating coordination between relevant stakeholders for implementing the reforms. A pool of multi-disciplinary seasoned experts works on one of the core areas of Economic growth, development policy and practice. IPAG produces periodic reviews, papers, commentaries on national, regional and international economic issues.

Regional Cooperation & Integration

As the world’s epicenter of economic growth has shifted to the Asia-Pacific, there is an ever-increasing pace of multiple initiatives of regional cooperation and integration in the area. As an international think tank, IPAG has been working to create the required evidence base and stakeholder network to promote economic cooperation and integration in the Asia-Pacific including in South Asia – the least integrated region in the world. IPAG has broader focus on development and progress of mega regional and international cooperation forums including, Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Cooperation of Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), BRICS, BCIM, SAARC and ASEAN.  IPAG periodically provides object research based commentary on regional cooperation and integration issues.


Security & Strategic Affairs

The world is undergoing unprecedented changes through economic transformation, information and communication technologies, emergence of non-state security threats, and realignments in international relations. IPAG produces timely and relevant research and insights on important international and strategic issues in collaboration with its global partners.


Interfaith Relations & Peace Building

In recent years, interfaith and sectarian conflicts as well as extremist violence is rocking different parts of the world: from Middle East to South Asia and Europe. IPAG has undertaken several international research and advocacy programs on interfaith relations. The purpose of the initiatives is to bridge among different faith groups by minimizing knowledge and evidence gap, building awareness and enhancing trust through dialogue, conducting research, and carrying out advocacy activities among stakeholders ranging from global leaders, politicians, scholars, faith leaders, business leaders, media representatives, activists and peacemakers. IPAG takes a holistic approach covering all the dimensions (i.e. social, economic, political and theological) for a sustainable long term interfaith peace and harmony.

Power & Energy

Migration & Resettlement


Climate Change & Green Growth

Climate Change is one of biggest challenges to the global goals of sustainable and inclusive development. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and the Government has been developing policies and strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. IPAG has been working with national and international partners to create evidence and engage stakeholders in dialogue and practices for promoting environment-friendly growth models. Besides, as 2015 is the end of MDGS and the world is in the process of finalizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as an international think tank, IPAG works to produce credible evidence on forecasting the future of Sustainable Development ensuring equitable and inclusive development for all.