The lack of sustained democracy in Pakistan has diminished public input in governance. It has also led to a breakdown of institutions, non-responsive governance, and public services that remain dedicated to elite alignments, rendering the democratic experience increasingly frustrating for the average citizen. This has led to mistrust of democracy, and created serious gaps in public participation in governance, isolating and depreciating state structures even further. The Jinnah Institute hopes to bridge this gap by employing quality research and analytics to the study and advocacy of public policy based on stakeholder models of democratic pluralities. The JI’s key areas of focus under the ODI will be the advancement of accountable governance and inclusive growth, and building public capital for human rights with a special focus on the rights of women, minorities and environmental security.