IPRI takes a spot in the list of BEST think tanks in the world.

  • IPRI (Islamabad Policy Research Institute has been ranked at #74 as the best Govt-affiliated Think Tank in the World.
  • In the last 9 months, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) has undertaken major institutional reforms based on its 3D approach: Datafication, Digitalization, and Disruption.
  • Under the reforms, IPRI launched several new research and policy products.


IPRI enhanced its strategic communications on the global stage. Due to the success of reforms, IPRI is now not only recognized as one of the top think tanks in Pakistan but is acknowledged as one of the leading global think tanks in national security and foreign policy. It has recently been ranked No. 74 in the category “2020 Best Government- Affiliated Think Tanks” of “Global Go To Think Tank Index Report” by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, which ranks the world’s leading think tanks.

It is unique for a Pakistani think tank to be included in this category of prestigious think tank rankings – making Pakistan and its institutions proud. Moreover, IPRI’s reform journey is a testament to a national success story and could well serve as a case study for institutional change and reform in Pakistan for other departments to adopt.

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is one of the oldest non-partisan think-tanks on all facets of National Security including international relations, strategic studies, governance & public policy, and lawfare & economy in Pakistan. Founded in 1999, IPRI is housed at the National Security Division (NSD), Government of Pakistan. Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on NSD and Strategic Policy Planning, is Ex-Officio Patron of IPRI. It exemplifies two decades of rigorous and timely analysis of crucial strategic agendas and inter-governmental processes that influence national and regional policy community.

Recognised for its objectivity and policy relevance, IPRI’s publications offer current, up-to-date and high quality research in the form of authoritative journals, books, monographs and policy briefs. The Institute’s events vary from seminars on current international and national affairs to large-scale international conferences that attract renowned leaders, academics and policymakers from all over the world.

IPRI has recently undergone a reorientation of research culture with the objective of aligning its research products to policy issues germane to government and policy community. Well-researched policy briefs are regularly produced to offer actionable policy recommendations to policy makers at national level.

In order to foster goodwill and intellectual intercourse between North-South and South-South in the realm of culture and ideas, IPRI also supports academic exchange programmes with regional and international researchers and think tanks.

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