In a major breakthrough achievement, Pakistan’s Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) has been ranked #74 among the world’s top-75 government affiliate think tanks by the UPenn Global Think Tanks Ranking of 2020.
To rank the global think tanks under the “Government affiliated think tank” category, “The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations.”
This is a remarkable achievement for the Islamabad research institute as it underwent major institutional reforms to achieve the milestone. IPRI brought about changes in its 3D approach: Datafication, Digitalization, and Disruption.
According to the think tank’s official Twitter account, the research institute’s teams worked overtime to bring about these changes to fruition. They did this to “not only deliver actionable policy input but also enhance IPRI’s StratComm at the global stage.”
IPRI further informed, “this has been achieved in just 1 year reaffirms our faith that quality work, diversity & young talent can take Pak & its institutions at a global stage.”
For a country like Pakistan, where research is not up to par due to lack of facilities, adequate exposure, and infrastructure, being a part of the world’s most prestigious thinks tanks category is a feat in itself.
This is indeed great news for Pakistan and IPRI team deserves all the praise for achieving this milestone in a year’s time only.
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