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Public Policy

Riphah Institute of Public Policy has been established as a center of excellence for academic advancement and for imparting quality education and skills in the field of Public Policy.


While completing over one and half decade of academic journey, Riphah International University feels obliged to make its humble contribution towards the discipline 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:




Riphah Institute of Public Policy offers specially designed programs for individuals associated with Public Sector, INGOs/NGOs, IDAs, Corporate Sector, Students & Researchers who want to pursue their career in Public Policy and Governance.


  • 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.

Message from the Director
In a short span of time RIPP has developed into a reputable institute by providing an excellent academic ambiance, teaching facilities and research atmosphere. The level of interest shown by the public servants reflects that RIPP can be compared with the top institutes of its kind in Asia based on its highly qualified faculty.
Dr. Rashid Aftab
Director RIPP



"Develop into a reputable institute of public policy, governance and public management studies, by providing an excellent academic ambiance, teaching facilities and research atmosphere so as to be ranked among the top institutes of its kind in Asia, within the next decade."



  • Providing an academic and non-partisan forum for public policy debate in Pakistan.
  • Engaging qualified  faculty to promote excellence in teaching, training and research for leadership in public policy analysis, governance  and public management.
  • Developing programs of teaching, research and service so as to facilitate innovative research and analysis of public policy issues.
Our Public Policy School
What makes us best?
Riphah Institute of Public Policy has maintained its significance being leading think-tank to advise on socio-political and economic matters. Being one of the leading policy institutes in the twin cities, it offers Masters & M.Phil Programs in Public Policy.