PILDAT is an
indigenous think tank focussed on political and public
policy research and legislative strengthening. As an
indigenous institution, Its mission is to
strengthen democracy and democratic institutions in
PILDAT is a premier
research organization of Pakistan focusing on
democracy, governance and public policy.
Founded in 2001, the organisation focuses on producing
objective, research-based analysis on policies especially
under review by the Parliament and the Executive.
PILDAT conducts research on
issues including finance, economy, poverty-reduction,
regional/international trade, foreign/regional relations,
political-economy, inter-provincial relations/federalism,
women/youth in politics, etc. PILDAT prepares legislative
Briefs on key legislations in consideration before the
PILDAT has held over 200
capacity-building and issue-based briefings for Parliament
and Provincial Assemblies since 2002. It has also prepared
over 300 briefing/background papers, case studies and
other publications on public policy and legislative
issues. PILDAT assists key Standing Committees in the
National Assembly of Pakistan in the discharge of their
responsibilities of oversight and scrutiny of the
Executive through capacity building and background
research. PILDAT also provides forums for comparative
political and parliamentary learning through regional and
international conferences and organizing study visits to
PILDAT carries out periodic
performance review of Parliament and Provincial
Assemblies. We facilitate formation of policy groups for
research and dialogue on issues including
Civil-Military Relations, Electoral Reforms, Relations
between Muslims and Western World, FATA Status,
etc. PILDAT also launched the first-ever
Pakistan to inculcate culture and values of democracy
in youth and to prepare them for future leadership roles.
PILDAT has hosted many
national and international conferences, workshops and
forums involving national, regional and international
leaders, subject specialists and policy experts.
In its independent
capacity, PILDAT works closely with the Parliament and
through its non-partisan approach, with major political
parties as well as the Executive and the Media.
PILDAT is a registered
non-profit entity under the Societies Registration Act XXI
of 1860, Pakistan. Its formal registration process was
completed on September 19, 2002.
Islamabad Office: No.7, 9th
Avenue (Service Road West), F-8/1, Islamabad.
45A, 2nd Floor, Sector XX Phase III, Khayaban-e-Iqbal, DHA, Lahore.