The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) is an independent, international think tank established in 2011, with focus on economic development & trade, international relations & strategic affairs, regional cooperation & integration, migration & resettlement, power & energy, sustainable development and green growth, and governance & leadership.
IPAG undertakes engagement & outreach activities, promotes dialogue among various stakeholders, conducts training & capacity building, and supports advocacy towards social justice. IPAG works with well-respected international organizations, institutions, and individuals in making positive contribution towards achieving inclusive and sustainable development.
As a pro-active ‘Do’ & ‘Think’ Tank, IPAG emphasizes on doing evidence-based policy research with a focus on providing solutions that effectively respond to real life problems and challenges. Towards that end, IPAG engages with policy makers, senior officials, think tanks, academia, private sector, civil society, and the media.
IPAG has presence in Bangladesh, UAE, and Australia and maintains global outreach through collaboration with leading think tanks, research institutes and policy bodies around the world. IPAG has presence in well-respected international media which include Project Syndicate, Agenda of the World Economic Forum, Straits Times (Singapore), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Nikkei Asian Review (Japan), The Hindu (India), etc
As one of the youngest international think tanks in the world and in its 2nd year in Global Rankings, IPAG has been ranked 34th among the top 108 in the category “Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia & the Pacific”, 43rd among the top 132 in ‘’International Development Policy” & 27th among the top 114 in “Think Tanks to Watch in 2019”. The Global Ranking is done by The Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, US covering 8,000 think tanks in 179 countries.
IPAG’s mission is to promote sustainable economic development that provides equal opportunities to all and do not either marginalize or deprive the underprivileged.
IPAG’s vision is to become a path-breaking knowledge outfit committed towards making positive contribution in the betterment of lives around the world. In support of the vision, IPAG will continue to be actively involved in the formulation and implementation of policies that are based on reliable information & quality analysis.
IPAG’s Core Values:
- Strive to work towards establishing ourselves as a centre of excellence on policy issues.
- Support democratic practices by promoting good governance practices.
- Serve as an independent institution committed to highest professional standards and norms.
- Promote ethical conduct and practices compliant with good business practices
- Continually raise awareness and activate measures that address/ mitigate/ respond to issues related to environmental protection and climate change.
- Promote and effect measures leading to gender empowerment and equality for all.