BNU Center for Policy Research (BCPR)
In recognition of the need beyond dissemination of received wisdom by contributing to the stock of knowledge through enquiry, research and interaction, Beaconhouse National University has set up a Center for Policy Research (BCPR) as an independent center for policy-oriented research in applied socio-economic areas.
The principal purpose underlying the establishment of the BCPR is to foster a culture of research and analysis. In keeping with the interdisciplinary approach of BNU, the center explores new avenues for research by taking an integrated view of Pakistan’s policy issues in the context of our economic, political and social realities, their changing dynamics and global developments. It is a platform for interacting with organizations, academia, think tanks and related institutions in Pakistan and abroad.
Thriving under the patronage of eminent personalities including Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar and others, BCPR is in a strategic position to benefit the policy research and practice communities from their unique experience continuing from a presence at key policy making fora. They have contributed extensively to the policy debate through policy papers and their counsel has been regularly sought by successive governments both through formal institutional structures and informal exchanges.
Using data analytics and macroeconomic modeling techniques developed indigenously by our experts over the years for projections of economic outcomes, BCPR shall furnish evidence-based research to develop specific proposals and recommendations to all relevant stakeholders for informed and inclusive policy making in Pakistan.
BCPR envisions approaching the idea of development from the lens of its likely beneficiaries, making them primary stakeholders in policy-making exercises. It will function as an independent Think Tank to benefit citizens and elicit research to contribute to the ever-evolving narrative for human development, economic and social welfare and sustainable growth.