Fill the essential gap between knowledge and its application and catalyze organized policy related research to present a set of prioritized options for policy-makers for the rural sector.

The CRE will look into the factors responsible for worsening terms of trade and what types of policies are required to reverse the trend; identify the commodities with specific characteristics and markets with specific demands where Pakistan should focus to increase its agricultural export; study the value chain of different commodities and suggest ways to improve the value chain to meet the needs of high-end national and international consumers as well small farmers and poor landless people by connecting them with high-end markets. This conceptualization process will base on a comprehensive review of institutions and organizations which will undertake, to assess them across a broad range of indicators:

  1. External interface and strategic positioning in the overall framework of the environment in which they functioned
  2. Shareholder/stakeholder accountability
  3. Governance and oversight mechanisms
  4. Internal management/reporting systems, structures and procedures
  5. Financial and managerial transparency, internal control
  6. Operational, institutional and cost effectiveness
  7. Quality of output, impact and success factors
  8. Independence and autonomy
  9. Financial self-sufficiency and sustainability

The CRE would be an independent and autonomous, not for profit legal entity under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. It would have an empowered Board of Directors (with public, private and civil society representation)