Research at AKU-​IED aims to extend the understanding of core educational issues and contribute to educational problem-solving in the developing world particularly in Pakistan. The Institute focuses on:​

  • Generating and disseminating​ contextually relevant knowledge on critical issues ranging from the key problems of classroom teaching and school leadership to concerns related to educational policy

  • Providing a platform for comprehensive dialogue on pertinent educational issues in the developing world

  • Building the capacity of educational researchers through graduate and continuing professional education ​programmes