IDRAC believes that education is central to the development strategy of a country. It plays vital role in the formation of human capital. Literate human resource has been found to have strong and consistent effects on economic growth and productivity of a people. Peace, harmony and social cohesion are the product of education. Uniform standards of education minimize regional as well as ethnic disparities and create level playing field for all to compete equally in economic market. It helps evolving economic wellbeing, combating unemployment, removing discriminations and setting best practices for gender equity and progress.
In every sense of the term, the state of education in Pakistan is unenviable. As a matter of fact, it is even worse than several developing countries within South Asia. So much so that, except Afghanistan, all developing countries in the region including Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, India and Sri Lanka are doing much better than Pakistan. Out of 187 countries in the world, Pakistan ranks 146th on the Human Development Index (HDI), to be conveniently placed with countries like Angola, Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Afghanistan.
So for IDRAC has produced a number of respectable studies, reports, policy briefs, training packages for teachers, capacity building modules for the workers of Civil Society Organizations on National Education Policy and other relevant.
As a research and training institute, IDRAC is committed to promote education for all in the country through research and trainings initiatives. IDRAC works with multiple NGOs, INGOs, Public Institutes, Development agencies, Think Tanks in different capacities. To uplift the state of education to national and international standards, IDRAC has gained experience in developing modern School curricula, Education Planning and management training packages, Teachers trainings on multiple dimensions ranging from professional capacity building to modern concepts related to child education, child wellbeing, gender mainstreaming, just society and accountability through education.