Riphah Institute of Public Policy has been established as a center of excellence for academic advancement in the field of Public Policy. The university was chartered by Federal government in 2002. While completing over one and half decade of academic journey, the university feels obliged to make its humble contribution towards the discipline of Public Policy. Riphah Institute of Public Policy has been established as a center of excellence for imparting education and skills in the domain of Public Policy. It would also provide a non – partisan, academic forum for holding debates, seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia on Public Policy issues confronting Pakistan.
Being suitably located in Islamabad, RIPP is an appropriate place where the public and private sector, academia and industry can interact and benefit from the intellectual research made available to the stake holders. Besides introducing a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) program, RIPP also intends to organize a series of skill learning training courses on important topics like Presentation and Communication skills, Negotiating skills, Change Management, Understanding Public Policy, Time Management, Team Building, Appraisal of Development Expenditures, etc. These skills are essentially required for officials in leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Founding of RIPP is a pioneering endeavor of RIU and it is hoped that the institute would advance the cause of promoting Public Policy as an academic discipline in Pakistan. The institute now offers its role:
- As an Academic Institution
Pakistan‘s leading academic center promoting excellence in teaching, training, research and professional engagement in issues relating to public policy formulation and implementation, governance, public management and public service delivery.
- As a Think Tank
Carry out in-depth analysis of contemporary national and international issues affecting public policy and governance in developing countries by dedicated researchers and disseminating their findings among the relevant institutions. · Committed to develop, propose and endeavor to implement approaches that could bring about positive results in tackling complex challenges in the domain of public policy.
- As an Interactive forum
Provide a platform for intellectual discussions and interaction between academia, analysts, professionals and practitioners so as to facilitate policy analysis of contemporary public issues and proposing policy recommendations to the government and stake holders.