IFPRI draws from substantial experience in Pakistan, including a policy program that achieved significant national engagement in the mid-1980s to early 1990s, supported by USAID. Since that time, the institution has completed numerous research studies and training activities in Pakistan.
The expected outcomes of this new IFPRI initiative in Pakistan are:
- Greater capacity among knowledge providers in the academic and policy research community to generate policy research results that fill key knowledge gaps to impact the design and implementation of Pakistan’s development strategy.
- Greater capacity among policymakers, implementation agents and stakeholders to demand and absorb policy research in support of national, provincial, and local priorities.
- A broader and more integrated knowledge community made up of researchers, policymakers, civil society, and the private sector, to support pro-poor policy dialogue and strategic priority setting.