APR’s think tank performs research and advocacy in a range of topics such as blended learning, education reform, global food security, climate change, material culture, digital economy, corporate social responsibility, waste management and recycling, poverty and social Mobility, public services, child labour and interdisciplinary studies such management-philosophy, etc. We work closely with the governments, advocacy groups, or businesses, and undertake consulting or research work related to their projects and conduct numerous education, technology and policy events and roundtables.

Service One

APR continuously looks for opportunities to collaborate with sector experts, as we strongly believe these relationships also immensely benefit our customers at large. APR aims to develop and promote new policy ideas which deliver better public services in education and other areas, a robust society and a more dynamic economy.

Service Two

APR always aims to stimulate policy debate through seminars and symposiums and other creative events in order to provide a platform for academic and industry personnel to participate and collaborate on range of topics and projects representing all strands of public opinion.

Service Three

APR always aims to keep its sincerity and academic rigour with regard to its policy and research papers, whilst promoting an inclusive environment for academic and political thought.

Service Four

Apart from publishing an academic journal ‘Academy of Policy and Research Review’ APR publishes and promotes a cross-section of research and policy proposals of its members and individuals affiliated to other organisations/institutions through policy papers, policy briefs and larger collaborative projects.

APR maintains absolute transparency related to its ideological perspectives, sources of funding, topical emphasis and prospective consumers through its internal audit or even welcomes social audit on its think tank related exercises. Opening itself to public scrutiny APR concurs with the fact that funding sources and the consumers sometimes affect the degree of academic freedom within each policy institute and to whom or what the institution feels beholden.

Funding Sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, donors/governments, endowments, sales/events)

Business Model (independent research, contract work, advocacy)

The balance between research, consultancy, and advocacy

The source of their arguments.

The manner in which the research agenda is developed—by senior members of the think tank or by individual researchers, or by the think tank of their funders – and their influencing approaches and tactics and the time horizon for their strategies: long term and short term mobilisation and their various audiences of the think tanks (audiences as consumers and public).

Ideology, values or interests.

Applied, empirical or synthesis research; or theoretical or academic research.

Affiliation, which refers to the issue of independence (or autonomy) but also includes think tanks with formal and informal links to political parties, interest groups and other political players.