Annual Report (2020-2021)

Jinnah Institute is an independent policy research and public advocacy think tank in Pakistan. The Institute advances the causes of:
• Democratic institution building and strengthening state capacity for delivery on policy goals;
• National and human security discourse with an emphasis on regional peace;
• Entitlement to fundamental rights and freedoms;
• Accountability of public bodies and government;
• Building public equity in a plural and inclusive national identity.
To meet these objectives, Jinnah Institute engages with policy-makers, government, media, civil society, state institutions and academia. The Institute actively seeks to articulate independent national security strategies for Pakistan which incorporate the country’s strategic imperatives while providing room for constructive engagement with the international community, as well as policy and opinion makers.
By serving as a bridge between academia and policy-making, and focusing on capacity building for the state and other policy making institutions, the Institute creates an enabling context and public space for ideas and resources to come together through mediums such as policy briefs, reports, lectures, seminars, round-tables and caucuses. Within this framework, the two overarching program areas under which the Institute undertakes a variety of projects and interventions are:

Open Democracy Initiative

Strategic Security Initiative

Under these operational streams, Jinnah Institute seeks to accomplish a series of different but complementary objectives that work towards achieving the Institute’s overarching goal of establishing a more democratic, transparent and inclusive environment for policymaking and a more tolerant, open and peaceful Pakistan.