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 aim is to create increased synergies between academia, public, private sector, and third sector in order foster innovation, creativity and best practices in public policy and administration in KP 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.

Our People

Javed Iqbal


Saeed Ahmad

Research fellow

Zafar Habib

Research fellow

Dr. Aamer Taj

Research fellow

Dr. Zafar Zaheer


Babar Jameel

Field operations