Consortium for Development Policy Research
The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is a non-profit association of policy researchers based in Pakistan that aims to consolidate resources and organize informed debate on key policy issues. Its participatory organizations include the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP), the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), the Pakistan office of the International Growth Centre (IGC) as well as other leading Pakistani economists.IGC, CERP and IDEAS have effectively tapped into the growing pool of well-trained economists in the country with exposure to policymaking at the highest level and research output published in leading academic journals. By combining their resources, CDPR intends to move beyond their individual capacity to disseminate research findings and provide project support, and help identify logistical and intellectual principal investigators for research projects. The Consortium will have a key role in advocacy and information dissemination via engagement with policy makers, media and other stakeholders using multiple avenues such as workshops, dialogues, seminars and regularly published high-quality policy briefs etc.