IDPAA Institute for Development Policy Analysis and Advocacy (IDPAA) is PROSHIKA’s policy institute. Founded in 1994, it provides systematic advocacy interventions for the creation of a macro policy environment committed to the eradication of poverty and promotion of sustainable development in Bangladesh. IDPAA views the roots of mass poverty in Bangladesh as structural in origin, and that necessary policy response to mass poverty must take place concurrently both at micro and macro levels. PROSHIKA, therefore, pursues a double mobilization and empowerment of poor rural and urban women and men, in developing programs for research, advocacy and policy analysis.