Institute of Development and economic alternatives (IDEAS) was founded in 2012 with a vision of producing research for public policy that strengthens the economic and social foundation of a vibrant and tolerant democracy in Pakistan. The rationale behind setting up a fully funded independent research institute focused on economic and social policy-making in Pakistan is to empower Pakistani social scientists to work on issues they have identified as critical to Pakistan’s economic sustainability and democratic future.
Their key areas of focus include Fiscal Federalism and Public Finance, Social Exclusion and Marginalization, Human Development and Political Economy, Governance and Institutions. IDEAS has several research projects up and running in each area.
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