Under this core programme, IDI works on key human development challenges such as education and health policies. Earlier, it has been working on MDGs and so a logical step forward is to work on SDGs. This programme area is also aligned with other priority areas such as trade and industrial development. For example, the following analysis shows this linkage:
- Role of trade in meeting SDGs
IDI is also working on the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and show case product is a shadow report on the state on economic social and cultural rights in Pakistan.
Some comments on the state of women, education, and employment are given below: