The Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP) is based in Quetta, the capital of the province of Baluchistan. The development of IDSP was an outcome of more than 20 years of community development.
The institute provides courses in community development, offering ten development studies courses in Quetta with a key emphasis on the local and regional crisis of peace, pluralism and justice; terrorism and its regional and global causes and impacts; the concepts and practices of non-violence; and most of all the course focuses on processes and approaches of social change and reconstruction, in which participants also learn to use music as a tool for promoting peace.
The course is organised once a year with duration of 40 days. There has been a focus on peace so as to make sure that development workers understand the relationship between peace and development.