Highlighting the return of a vigorous, policy-making system which manages to connect research institutions and government bodies, senior academicians and policy practitioners discussed and lamented the vast gap between research and policy-making in Pakistan.
They also urged emerging researchers to adopt indigenous approaches for their studies in an attempt to meet the society’s coexisting needs. They were speaking at a session titled ‘Brainstorming Research Ideas’, which was part of a series of events organised by the Learning, Excellence and Development Programme (LEAD) of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Islamabad.
The session was addressed by former member of the Planning Commission’s Governance and Policy Reforms Wing Dr Tahir Hijazi, IPS Director General Khalid Rahman, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) International Relations Department Head.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2018.