The Institute conducts research to develop policy options for government, business and industry, the academe, nongovernment organizations and other sectors of society. It also actively promotes specific policies consistent with its development philosophy.

Policy concerns focus on both development and communication (including journalism) issues. Development policy agenda includes education and literacy, environment and resource management, women’s and children’s rights, and entrepreneurship.

Communication and journalism issues apply to mass media, information and communication technology, community media, traditional and folk media. Specific policy issues include freedom of information, technology divide, ownership and control, media and culture, language diversity, and globalization.

For more than a decade now, AIJC has convened annual multi-sectoral communication policy forums whose outputs influence communication media policies and programs of government and industry.