• Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

    Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Economic Strategy Report

    Khalid Ikram, Syed Turab Hussain, Bilal Siddiqi

    The citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have suffered a series of external shocks over an extended period of time that has eroded living standards. These include the fall-out from over three decades of the Afghan conflict, spill-over of the militancy in FATA, devastation caused by the 2005 earthquake, internal displacement of 3 million people following the conflict in Swat in 2009, and the damage inflicted by unprecedented floods in 2010. The fact that KP‘s political governance structure has consolidated, financial flows led by remittances have strengthened and the economy has grown at...

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    Tax me if you can: Tackling the extensive margin of...

    Michael Best

    Pakistan, like Mexico, suffers from a distorted tax system replete with special provisions for vested interest groups, often justified on the grounds of equity or redistribution. The result is that the tax collection falls short of what is needed to maintain levels of service provision or meet MDG goals. There is insufficient financing to provide for the infrastructure needs for investment, or even to maintain existing investment, with tax/GDP ratios at 10% or less (as in the Pakistan case). In most cases, the tax breaks are inadequate in meeting distributional considerations. These...

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    Video: Footballs in Pakistan: An Innovation Story...

    Eric Verhoogen

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    South Asia Growth Conference 2014

    11 March 2014

    The 3rd Annual South Asia Growth Conference was held in Lahore, Pakistan from 17 - 19 March 2014. To see live Twitter updates from the conference, head to the Twitter hashtag #SAsiaGrowth, and take a look at our page: @The_IGC. The final agenda and summaries from the conference sessions are available below. Presentations and videos are available below.

  • Project

    Mapping Informal and Formal Providers on the Supply...

    The Punjab Economic Opportunities Program (PEOP) is the flagship poverty alleviation initiative taken by the Government of Punjab to address the very high incidence of poverty in the districts of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. In the rural areas, the livelihood of most of the households in this region is dependent upon agriculture and livestock related activities. The livestock research team of PEOP has worked for two years on generating evidence through household and community surveys and surveys of supply side providers to identify...