Pakistan Institute of Development Economics PIDE Islamabad

+92 51 9248074 www.pide.org.pk Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, P.O. Box. 1091, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan. HEC Recognized registrar@pide.org.pk 36845


The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics was established in 1957 in Karachi. In 1964 the Government of Pakistan gave the status of an independent research institute to the university. The institute is situated in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad at the campus of Quaid-e- Azam University. The campus is located at the back of the Margalla Hills within a very short distance of the Taxila. The university is dedicated in theoretical and practical research in Development Economics and Pakistan-related economic issues. The university has also contributed in providing the opportunity to the outside world to see the situation of the economic research in Pakistan.

The university has earned the status of international research institute. In November 2006, PIDE gained the status of the degree awarding institute. The top priority of the institute is to provide affordable quality education of international standard in a truly motivating learning atmosphere.


The vision of PIDE is to work as a World Class institute of Excellence for Research and Teaching.


It is the mission of the university to become a world-class research and teaching institute on the basis of the strengths and values it has gained over the last fifty years.


PIDE has the motto to have spirit of free inquiry.

Commitment To Education

The university is committed to the education and understands that it is only possible to deliver the best graduate education if teaching excellence is associated with first rate research. This concept supports the structure of the graduate study at the university. The teaching methodology combines both the theoretical insights and the empirical observation. The programs designed are meant to develop the abilities in the students to apply their knowledge and understanding practically in formulating economic and social policy, business management etc. The courses offered at the university make the students well qualified for the respective jobs.

Academic Departments

The university has the following departments

  • Department of economics
  • Department of business studies
  • Department of econometrics and statistics
  • Department of environmental economics
  • Development of development studies
  • Department of health economics
  • Department of economics and finance
  • PIDE School of public policy


PIDE has the international standard reputation so the university attracts the top class economists, anthropologists and demographers and business class. The faculty of the university is large and is engaged in the research area that includes finance, monetary policy, social policy, econometrics, labour, development, macroeconomics, and public sector. Faculty members of the university consider their projects the part of the annual research agenda with the collaboration of different national and international organizations. Economic problems, social issues, development studies, environment and natural resources and agricultural and physical sciences are some areas of emphasis.

Opportunities And Facilities For Students

The university in order to maintain the world class standard, offers the following opportunities and facilities to the students.

  • Conferences and workshops
  • Viewpoint panel discussion series
  • Video conferencing
  • Publication division
  • Internships and career development
  • Financial aid
  • Students' club
  • Library services
  • Digital library resources
  • Information and technology services
  • Lecture facilities through video conferencing
  • Sports facilities
  • Facilities for students with disabilities

Campus Life

The university truly provides a very pleasant atmosphere for education and research. The campus offers several amenities to the students and the staff. The university campus is large and beautiful. There is a mountain view and at the back side of the university, there is a lake view of Rawal Lake. The university offers a perfect atmosphere for study and relaxation. The students can enjoy the ultimate tranquility and the attraction of main Islamabad city.

Programs Offered in Following Categories

Masters Programs/Courses at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics PIDE Islamabad


  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MSc Development Studies
  • MS (Management Science)
  • MS Economics
  • Ms Econometric
  • MS Economics & Fiance
  • Ms Enviromentel Economics
  • MS Development Studies
  • Ms Health Economics
  • Ms Public Policy
  • MSc Economics

M. Phil Programs/Courses at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics PIDE Islamabad


  • MPhil Economics
  • MPhil Econometrics
  • MPhil Economics & Finance
  • MPhil Environmental Economics
  • MPhil Development Studies
  • MPhil Health Economics
  • MPhil Public Policy
  • MPhil Management Sciences
  • MPhil Business Economics

Ph. D Programs/Courses at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics PIDE Islamabad


  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Econometrics

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