CPPR was established in November 2008 at IMSciences as a policy think tank to encourage indigenous research culture in the province and support government capacities. The past 5 years have been formative and the Center has found eager reception both within the academic and research community as well as with international organizations and governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA
The presence and functioning of a Peshawar based think tank on public policy, administration and related issues, producing key pieces of policy oriented research, serving as a resource centre on the same and providing capacity building and technical support to public policy formation and implementation in KP and FATA of public sector professionals in the KP.
CPPR will strengthen research culture in the public policy domain regionally (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)) and nationally as well as build capacities of concerned stakeholders, primarily the public sector, in policy formulation and implementation.
Aims and Objectives
The mandate of the Centre is to build the capacity of relevant stakeholders in the area of public and social policy through research, academics (degree programmes, certificates, & workshops), seminars/panel discussions, and designing indigenous best practices for development in the region. The Center develops skills of public officials, development professionals and target sectors to deal with public policy prioritization, formulation and implementation. It also works in thematic areas that have the most significant impact on public policy formulation and advices policy makers on the best course of action through analysis and research. The Center adheres to rigorous policy analysis based on scientific methodology and data for better development outcomes.
Dr. Javed Iqbal
The idea of an independent research and policy dialogue forum to support governance and
services delivery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA came from numerous interactions with
government departments and citizenry. As the region face both natural and manmade disasters
post 2001, policy makers need evidence to better manage citizens’ needs and aspirations.
Establishment of a dedicated center was all the more felt as state-citizen trust hit new lows.
Within the last 7 years CPPR has contributed to key policy pieces and established its credentials
as a quality research hub for meeting specific needs of bilateral/multilateral donors and
government departments alike.
Our ongoing work with the World Bank, UNICEF, WHO, UNDP, USAID, ADS, FATA
Secretariat, government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and local civil society is a testament of
partner’s trust in CPPR’s capabilities. We continue to serve the government and work on
restoring citizen’s trust for a peaceful, tolerant, and prosperous region.
People at CPPR
Dr. Mohsin Khan
Doctor of Business Administration, USA
Dr. Javed Iqbal
PhD Management, UK
MS Int’l Development, USA
Dr. Aamer Taj
PhD Public Policy, UK
MA Int’l Development UK
Dr. Hameed Jamali
Dr. Shakeel Hayat
Fellow, Water Governance
PhD, Transboundary Water Governance UNESCO-IHE,
MA Environmental Management, UK
Dr. Zafar Zaheer
PhD Econometrics, Pak
Dr. Naveed Ahmed
(ICTs for development)
PhD Computer Sciences, UK
(Conflict & peace)
MS, Coexistence and Conflict, USA
MS, Social Research, Aus
Admin & Procurement
Outreach & Communications
Mehria Saadat Khan
Digital Innovation & Design