Institute for Research & Development of Policy (IRDP) is an independent and not-for-profit think tank based in Kuala Lumpur.
We are dedicated to produce evidence-based research and lead the conversation on public policy that helps build a sustainable, equitable and prosperous Malaysia.
Our main stakeholders are the people.
Our Research Programme
The policy research and dialogue at IRDP are driven by our core agenda to help build a sustainable, equitable and prosperous Malaysia.
Research topics cover, among others, education, healthcare, agriculture, inequality, and sustainable development.
Here are what we do at IRDP:
- Policy R&D
- Policy Appraisal
- Policy Advocacy
- Public Survey
- Legislative Support
- Project Management
- Capacity Building Programme
As a mainstream public policy think tank, our mission is to help Malaysian government and society to build a sustainable, equitable and prosperous Malaysia.
We aim to deliver our missions through:
Research – analytical review of past, current and future challenges/opportunities for Malaysia, and provide quality and practical policy solutions
Engagement – continuous dialogue with the government, private sector, civil societies and the people
Nurturing – building the talent pipeline of the next generation of leaders with analytical mind and appreciation for policy discourse
Our Board of Trustees
IRDP Board of Trustees is a governing body composed of distinguished individuals from a variety of backgrounds. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the institution’s leadership, integrity, financial health, and scholarly independence.
The members of our Board of Trustees are:
Datin Paduka Che Asmah Ibrahim
YB Datuk Dr Hasan Bahrom
Encik Akmal Amri
At IRDP, we value diversity in expertise, background and personal identity. We are fortunate enough to be joined by a team of individuals from a variety of experience, ranging from professionals, academicians and interns from selected disciplines:
Acting CEO – Mohd Akmal
Chief Finance Officer – Sheikh Khuzaifah
Senior Advocacy Officer – Ammar Atan
Advocacy Officer – Zati Hanani Zainol Abidin
Advocacy Officer – Fatihah Salahuddin
Research Officer – Athirah Mohamad
Research Officer – Ng Ming Yang
Research and Content Officer – Yusri Yusoff
Liaison Officer – Puteri Sofea
We are supported by a group of established professionals, academicians and community leaders who have made their name in their own fields. Our fellows are meant to be advisor in our research, projects and programs based on their qualification to help us to build a sustainable, equitable and prosperous Malaysia.
- Provide strategic guidance to our research and advocacy projects
- Add value our projects in the selected domains
- Grow our network in the academia, public service and industry