The operational approach of the PSSP is is based on collaboration between IFPRI and a wide range of Pakistani scholars from the knowledge community. In addition, IFPRI and IDS will engage with researchers at Pakistan public research institutions, such as the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), the Applied Economic Research Center (AERC), and the Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI), in collaborative research. A competetive research grants program will also be launched.