The Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) aspires to promote and disseminate teaching and research on public policy that centre stage citizen welfare, distributive justice and participative development, humane governance and consultative and transparent policy process in Pakistan. Though its teachings, CPPG aims to dispense a new generation of politically adept and well-rounded individuals into governmental as well as non-governmental and private sector organizations.
There is a growing concern among civil society activists, parents and citizens that public policy and governance issues have not received the attention they deserve from the politicians, elites and policy makers in Pakistan and there is a general dearth of understanding on how to adopt and pursue appropriate public policies. CPPG aims to serve this neglected arena within Pakistan’s academic setting by linking academic pursuits with research generation and stakeholder dialogues.
The CPPG was established in 2007, when Public Policy was considered a neglected and undeveloped program in Pakistan’s academic setting and policy framework, and there was a growing realization that Pakistan needed an institution that offered education, training and research in Public Policy and Governance. This challenge was accepted by the then F.C. College Rector, Dr. Peter H. Armacost, who invited Dr. Saeed Shafqat and together, they conceived and then established the Centre. In 2009, CPPG launched its program to cater to mid-career professionals particularly public servants. In 2014, an program was launched for young graduates who wanted to pursue policy oriented research. In 2017, the CPPG established its, which is dedicated to pursuing research and academic collaboration on China-Pakistan US relations in the region in the context of a changing world order. More recently in 2019, CPPG launched a program to foster serious scholarship in the public policy domain.
Goal and Objectives
The Centre aims to nurture a new generation of Pakistani scholars and policy analysts and envisions contributing towards training and skill development of public officials, journalists, and non-profit and business managers. CPPG aims to produce quality research, set a research agenda and design degree programs to attract scholars, experts, professionals and potential participants from the states of Greater South Asia (Central Asia, Gulf region and South Asia). Further, it aims to serve as a forum to facilitate dialogue among academic, business, policy making and research communities.
WHO WE ARE
CPPG is designed to combine the functions of teaching, training and research through its Masters and Doctoral degree programs in Public Policy. By interweaving these functions, CPPG acts as an academic institution and a policy think tank that provides technical and conceptual skills, policy analysis and formulation, in a broad spectrum of Public Policy and Governance areas including Governance, Democracy and Institution Building; Environment, Demography, and Urban Change; and Peace Building and Conflict Management.
What We Do
To fulfil its objectives, the Centre actively pursues its activities:
- As an academic institution, it imparts quality education based on an innovative curriculum designed with domestic needs in mind.
- As a policy think tank, it conducts applied and evidence-based research to inform the policy process. In addition, it organizes academic conferences, seminars, workshops and short term skill-oriented trainings for advocacy, awareness raising and capacity building on public policy issues.
Opportunities at CPPG
Currently, there are no employment opportunities at CPPG.