Posts tagged as: Project related content

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    How women can improve resilience and productivity of vulnerable households in Pakistan

    In this IGC project, we look at evidence from Pakistan to understand the developmental and poverty outcomes of female labour force participation, particularly in low-income and vulnerable households. This is done in the context of informing a concessional finance programme targeted at vulnerable households. However, our findings yield broader results, suggesting that if...

    6 Oct 2022 | Kulsum Ahmed, Ijaz Nabi, Amna Mahmood, Farah Said, Sanval Nasim

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    How environmental risk factors affect health and poverty in Pakistan

    Environmental risk factors such as air pollution affect health and income disproportionately in lower income households. In this IGC project, we review the long-term effects of non-communicable diseases, malnutrition, and air pollution, particularly on poverty outcomes in Pakistan. Despite lackluster economic growth in recent years, Pakistan has succeeded in reducing...

    4 Oct 2022 | Kulsum Ahmed, Ijaz Nabi, Amna Mahmood, Farah Said, Sanval Nasim

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    Line, tanker, tube well: Water and the politics of hybrid service delivery in Karachi

    The distribution and sources of water in Karachi vary due to the numerous state and non-state actors involved. This has impacts on the burden on expenditure for water relative to income. It also affects blame-attribution and credit claiming for access to water, especially along the lines of ethnicity. Water provision in Karachi is complex and layered. Individuals access...

    20 Sep 2022 | Erum Haider, Niloufer Siddiqui

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    How Pakistan can finance its greenhouse gas emissions reduction

    Meeting targets for emissions reduction requires innovative strategy, especially in coal-dependent, emissions-heavy countries. This strategy also requires a comprehensive plan to finance the energy transition. The Government of Pakistan can leverage concessional climate finance from abroad through nature-based debt swaps, carbon-trading provisions, and more comprehensive...

    12 Sep 2022 | Ijaz Nabi, William P. Mako, Amna Mahmood

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    Which jobs were ‘lost’ during India’s COVID-19 lockdowns? Evidence from online vacancy postings

    COVID-19 and associated lockdowns across countries have had a devastating impact on the global economy and labour markets. In India, data show a historic economic contraction by 23.9% over the last quarter. Using real-time 2020 data from a large online job portal, this article finds that hiring activity (in mostly urban, formal-sector jobs) declined dramatically due to the...

    23 Aug 2022 | Gaurav Chiplunkar , Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane

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    Good governance through spatial evidence-based planning

    Without a guiding framework, public spending in Balochistan, Pakistan remains ad-hoc and weakly aligned with the development needs of the province. The province could benefit from a spatial approach that links investments in its future development with present spatial realities. The government of Balochistan is working towards developing such a spatial strategy and –...

    17 Aug 2022 | Nasir Javed

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    Remote sensing for property valuation and taxation in Pakistan

    Effective property tax administration and revenue collection require detailed and accurate property information. However, collecting this information through large surveys is both time consuming and costly. Remote sensing can simplify this process by mapping and identifying taxable properties in real time. The provincial capacity to generate fiscal revenue has been low in...

    15 Aug 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj

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    Do Rwanda’s cities increase worker productivity and welfare?

    Developing economies are quickly urbanising and must weigh the amenities and disamenities of city life as they grow because the urbanisation process is important for productivity and wage growth. Rwanda is urbanising rapidly and recognises the importance of urbanisation to overall economic growth. Starting from the current urbanisation rate of 18.5%, Rwanda’s Vision 2050...

    11 Aug 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

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    Digital tax stamps and firm behaviour in Uganda

    Digital tax stamps enable governments to strengthen tax administration and compliance by simplifying the verification, tracking, and monitoring of excisable goods. Firms’ behavioural responses to these stamps determines ex-factory prices, sales revenues, and government excise revenues. In an effort to minimise underreporting and misclassification by firms manufacturing...

    19 Jul 2022 | Silver Namunane

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    Addressing gender-based violence through public health: Evidence from India

    The framing of violence against women as a public health issue allows for more robust multi-disciplinary interventions through the healthcare sector and necessitates analysis of the sector’s capacity to recognise, intervene, and prevent GBV.   Gender-based violence (GBV) is recognised as a complex health problem rooted in patriarchal social norms and the economic...

    2 Apr 2022 | Keerty Nakray