INP established by Law No. 231 in 1960 as the first independent think tank institute in the area for Planning and Development.  INP was the first institute concerned with development planning in the Arab Region, Middle East & the African Continent. The Institute cooperated with several International partners such as UN organizations in order to undertake applied research and studies needed for planning the economic and social sectors.


The institute focuses mainly on supporting decision makers in Egypt & outside Egypt. Its main target to get benefit from the international think tanks such as KDI. INP has a mission to help and support the academia in Egypt and outside Egypt, in addition to  private sector and civil society.
In this perspective, INP signed Protocols for cooperation with twenty five agencies (in International, African, Arab & National Arena)​