The Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) is a joint project of the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation, a public funded German institution, committed to liberal democratic ideals and engaged in strengthening pluralist development, and the Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (ATPD), Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Since its inception in 1991, it has been engaged in understanding and dissemination of information on various political aspects related to Tibet with a view to carry forward the global movement of the Tibetan people's struggle for freedom and democracy. All programmes of TPPRC are aimed at strengthening the democratic process and institutionalization of democracy among the Tibetan people and in promoting the political programme of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Objectives of the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Reseach Centre are:
- To promote the political agendas and image of the Central Tibetan Administration;
- To strengthen the democratic process and institutionalisation of democracy among the Tibetan people;
- To strengthen the non-violent nature of the Tibetan movement;
- To assist the ATPD in particular, as well as other relevant departments of the Central Tibetan Administration to prepare social, economic and political development plans for the future aspirations of the Tibetan people;
- To analyse the situation of countries directly concerned with the identity of the Tibetan people, to examine developments in their socio-economic and political context and to bring matters of concern in the international arena to the notice of the ATPD.