This paper presents an overview of the institutions of educational research in Pakistan. It is structured into six sections. After the introduction, the second section describes the methodology adopted for this landscaping. The third section identifies the major actors in educational policy research briefly describing their research interests, and wherever possible, the methodological and disciplinary orientation and geographic focus of their research. Given the absence of the institutes of higher education in the research landscape, the fourth section discusses the tremendous yet untapped research potential of the educational faculties of universities across the country. The fifth section discusses the major sources of funding available for conducting policy research on the issues of education. The final section provides suggestions to strengthen the policy research on educational issues in Pakistan. The information about the key research organizations, their institutional capacity and some examples of their projects/publications and contact details are provided in the annexes along with the list of organizations interviewed.
Arif Naveed. Paper 3. Landscaping the Institutions of Educational Policy Research in Pakistan: Who is doing what? Sustainable Policy Development Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan (2013) 79 pp.