Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: fareena@pide.org.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2006
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr
First Name: Asad
Surname: Zaman
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Phone: +92 51 9248024
Fax: +92 51 9248025
Email Id: vc@pide.org.pk
Alternative Email Id: asadzaman@alum.mit.edu

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Ms
First Name: Fareena
Surname: Iqbal
Job Title: Deputy Director
Phone: +92 51 9248070
Fax: +92 51 9248070
Email Id: fareena@pide.org.pk
Alternative Email Id: fareenaiqbal@gmail.com

Organisation Details

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Address: Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, P.O. Box. 1091, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
Pakistan
Website: http://www.pide.org.pk

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) is a premier social science research institute of Pakistan which was established at Karachi in 1957 and worked as an autonomous research organization. Ph D programs were initiated at PIDE in 2006 along with its research activities and it was granted the status of a degree awarding institution.

PIDE offers Ph. D, M. Phil, MS and M Sc. degrees in Economics, Statistics and Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Business Studies, Development Studies and Public Policy.
PIDE has assisted the Government and Ministries specifically Ministry of Economic Policy and Ministry of Planning and Development and has played a crucial role through its active research in areas like:
• Macroeconomics & Economic Growth
• Governance and Economic Reforms
• Demography Poverty and Labor Dynamics
• Sustainable Development
• Environment and Climate Change
• Monetary Policy
• Poverty Alleviation

It produces its own journal; Pakistan Development Review (PDR); an International peer-reviewed quarterly journal. In addition to the journal PIDE regularly contributes in research through papers by faculty members which are published in various national and international impact factor journals.
Despite being an emergent university PIDE has made its mark in the top ten universities of Pakistan (Higher Education Commission (HEC) Ranking 2015)
Quality of research and academics has been at the fore front of all PIDE’s activities. In this context Quality enhancement Cell (QEC) was established at the behest of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, and reflected PIDE’s own commitment to quality research and academics.
The application for membership of quality bodies like APQN is one such step towards making PIDE an internationally compatible higher education institution which is alive to the demands of quality enhancement and assurance in higher education.
Establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell as a quality regulatory body at PIDE speaks volumes of PIDE’s earnestness towards building a culture of quality consciousness in all processes of the University especially the teaching learning process. Although QEC at PIDE was established in 2014, the present leadership has infused new life in it by inducting permanent incumbents and staunchly patronizing activities related to quality enhancement and assurance.
A unified effort is being made to maintain quality of processes at the University which includes departmental and institutional reviews. Internal and external evaluation mechanism has been put in place for assessment/audit purposes.
Membership of international bodies like APQN will provide multiple benefits to PIDE as it will firstly enhance the visibility of the institution specifically at international quality forums. It will also provide a good platform for exchange of idea and experiential learning with other office bearers working for quality enhancement in HEIs and quality bodies. Sharing of good practices will become more institutionalized and help in resolving issues that rise while implementing measures of quality enhancement or consequent events.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

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