Vision Of 'Progress'
The National Think Tank
Core Work Areas
1. Research & Analysis
Predicting, analyzing and understanding the complex, interdependent and evolving public policy, regulatory geopolitical and strategic issues is essential for operating successfully in this era of global uncertainty. It is particularly difficult to read the impact of these public policy imperatives in context to the developing countries. Progress Think Tank research and analyses assists and enhances the ability to foresee, understand, and assess strategic responses to these complex and intricate policy making challenges.
Progress approach is based on capturing and understanding all the factors and possible outcomes that drive a policy or regulatory process. With deep knowledge and local sensitivity to the politics and political processes locally and regionally, progress provides research and analysis with a clear picture of the terrain ahead and advises on how best to navigate the evolving scenario.
The National Think Tank Research program is committed to addressing the national, regional and global challenges and issues of the 21st Century including the future state of the world, emerging global strategies, dynamics of globalization and sustainability, global economic scenario, peace and conflict, Inter-State and global terrorism, HIV Aids, population, poverty alleviation, energy and agricultural issues and on the important issue of Inter-Provincial Coordination.
Our experts come from diplomatic armed forces, academia, universities and diverse government backgrounds, offer functional, local, regional, and international expertise. We have a deep understanding of how governments make decisions and how to shape those decisions. National Think Tank undertakes long, medium and short term research contracts on scenarios and future options for countries, regions and sector. It delivers an output in the form of confidential or public reports, policy briefs, electronic updates and personal briefings at the board or committee level.
In addition, National Think Tank can prepare scenarios and options for global security issues as well as for most parts of Asia, including South Asia, the Gulf region, China and Central Asia. Its research oriented studies are most relevant for governments and corporation that want to engage with a new country, region, or sector and want an insight into the long-term prospects for a given geography.
2. Advocacy And Outreach
Advocacy has been an important part of Progress Think Tanks work and strategy. To reach our ambitious goals, it is essential to engage a broad range of stakeholders and communities in discussion and debate on the issues we feel are critical to peace progress and development.
When we talk about advocacy, we are not only talking about influencing legislators and politicians, or grassroots organizing and campaigning, But we are also advocate by seeking to build a strong knowledge base upon which to act and create support for public issues, and engage others to join the cause, and lend our unique voice to aid and advance our and similar work.
Progress Advocacy group is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the political, social, economic and justice systems while advocating to influence for change in the public policy decision making, with transparency and accountability. The progress advocacy efforts are in line with the public interest, and demand leading to improvement in people’s lives.
This encompasses notions of power relations, people’s participation and a vision of a just society. Progress believes it is critical to bring the real world impact of laws, policies, and programs on the lives of the masses. Progress directly advocates to members of national and provincial assemblies government officials, opinion makers, intellectuals, civic society and other relevant stakeholders with the objective to build support for public policy legislation and funding for public policy making and programs.
High levels of global independence further require sovereign governments to continually inform other governments of how and why they are undertaking a particular course of action. At times, governments must go well beyond information dissemination and persuade other governments to enact, amend or reverse policy positions. Most often, these responsibilities are carried out through diplomatic channels, including embassies. However, governments often will find they need special local expertise to manage the intricacies of policy-making and communication when there are complicated issues and multiple decision-makers shaping policy.
3. Education And Information
Leaders everywhere recognize that lifelong learning is no longer an option—it's a necessity. leading effectively In the public, private, and nonprofit sectors requires a continuous commitment to building new skills, networking, and keeping up with innovative ideas and the latest research.
Progress Think Tank Education Program provides leaders in government, private, corporate, and the nonprofit sectors with the tools they need to address the most pressing issues in public leadership, with a dynamic curriculum that focuses on practical solutions for real-world problems. The program efforts to address these needs by offering the most comprehensive and specifically tailored public leadership education programs. It is designed keeping in view the specific needs and requirements of the participants who want to expand their skills in a highly collaborative, academically rigorous environment, which draws extensively on participants’ experience and offer opportunities to address current leadership challenges.
The personal relationships forged during these highly interactive programs enable lifelong professional opportunities and friendships. All Progress Think Tanks Education programs are carried out by highly specialized professionals who design courses that engage and challenge participants in every aspect of public leadership, from strategic management and performance measurement to communication and negotiation.