Created in 1999, the Centre for Policy Research is a nonprofit research and educational institution, linked to IUBAT — International University of Business Agriculture and Technology.

Its goals are to identify economic and social issues facing Bangladesh; to analyze and recommend particular policy options; and to communicate the conclusions of its research in a nonpartisan form, in both English and Bangla.

Simon Fraser University in  Vancouver, Canada, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with IUBAT. By this agreement, SFU encourages participation by its faculty and students in projects of the centre.

While the centre takes care to assure the quality of published research, the conclusions of individual studies lie with the authors. Conclusions do not necessarily represent the opinion of IUBAT, SFU, or the members of the centre's management committee.