Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd. incorporated in 2002, is a leading Economic Development consulting company in Pakistan. The company offers a wide array of analytical and policy support services. Its research and outreach is devoted to the identification and analyses of economic, social, political, and other issues connected most particularly to poverty alleviation and economic development.

IDS has the finest team of highly qualified consultants and research associates with decades of international experience at the senior most policy levels on a broad range of issues.  Read More...

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Research and Analysis

IDS Research and Analysis services are devoted to the identification and analysis of economic, social and political issues pertaining to the development sector with special emphasis on economic policy, growth, rural development and poverty alleviation.

Survey Design and Implementation

IDS has special expertise in the setting up, implementation and analysis of large and small scale household and market surveys and rapid assessments and appraisals.

Monitoring and Evaluation

IDS designs and implements results based monitoring and evaluation systems for large scale grassroot projects and programs including rural infrastructure, microcredit and capacity building.

Advanced Data Processing

IDS provides cutting edge computer based solutions to handle the most complex research data with greater degree of accuracy, security and speed.

Outreach and Capacity Building

IDS believes that generation, sharing and dissemination of research based knowledge is vital for economics growth and development. IDS disseminates its research results through conferences and publications.

Rural Survey by IDS Team

Strategy Support Program

"A Program for Analytic Policy Support,
Capacity Strengthening and Outreach to Promote Agricultural Growth and Food Security"

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, in conjunction with Innovative Development Strategies, and other partners, the USAID and the Government of Pakistan have launched a new Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP). The purpose of this program is to contribute to pro-poor economic growth and enhanced food security in Pakistan through strengthened national capacity for designing and implementing evidence based policies. The PSSP is guided by a National Advisory Committee chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Government of Pakistan, and funded by USAID. The PSSP supports the new Framework for Economic Growth approved by the National Economic Council in May 2011

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News and Events

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The keynote address by Dr. Sohail J. Malik at Pakistan Resilience Conference
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• IDS is conducting a Labour Skill Measurement Survey in collaboration with World Bank Pakistan, which is representative of the working-age population in Pakistan

• Ascertaining the Viability of Introducing Zinc Fortified Wheat Varieties in Pakistan: A Base-Line Survey on "Farmer's Choice of Wheat Varieties in Punjab, Pakistan". Report presents Insightful Results