Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is an Islamabad-based think-tank focusing on policy research. IPS three core research areas - Pakistani Affairs, International Relations, and Faith & Society.
In terms of India-Pakistan relations, the focus of IPS work has been predominantly on the Kashmir dispute, and they have organised events and published research papers in both English and Urdu.
With emphasis on madrassa reforms and training of madrassa teachers, the IPS has implemented projects in collaboration with International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and has worked with a range of other organisations. For its various projects in the area of education, IPS works in collaboration with universities of Peshawar and Punjab; International Islamic University; and the National Institute of Public Administration, amongst others. A well-known Islamic scholar, and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan, Professor Khurshid Ahmed, is the chairman of IPS.
IPS holds regular events to promote and discuss issues related to peace and conflict in Pakistan and the wider region.