The Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) was created in 1998 with a mission to respond to the many social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Pakistan. I-SAPS is primarily a research and advocacy organisation, but is also involved in teaching and training on a range of issues.
Much of the work of I-SAPS addresses the issues of conflict and stabilisation. The organisation sees this work as important because they belive the peace and conflict resolution are important preconditions for sustainable economic growth, democracy, and development in Pakistan.
The institute has produced various valuable reports on issues such as civilian victims of terrorism, regional trade integration and conflict resolution, and in general on education in Pakistan.