The Institute of Public Administration is a non-profit public institution located in Riyadh. The Institute of Public Administration was founded in 1961 to increase the efficiency of officials and educate them, preparing them to assume their responsibilities and use their competence to raise the level of management and support the basis of national economic development. In addition, the Institute contributes to the administrative organization of government departments, advises on administrative problems referred to it by ministries and government agencies, carries out administrative research, and strengthens cultural ties in the public administration field.
The institute offers courses and programs to obtain internationally recognized degrees such as bachelor's degrees in various fields, preparing graduates for future employment in the government sector. The institute also provides many academic and non-academic services to students including the library, as well as administrative services.