IGC Pakistan produces pathbreaking, independent and demand-led economic research and engages with policymakers to promote inclusive and sustainable growth in Pakistan. Current priority areas include fiscal management, institutional effectiveness, firm productivity, urbanisation, energy-sector reforms, and climate change.
How Pakistan can finance its greenhouse gas emissions reduction
Climate finance opportunities and challenges in Pakistan
How women can improve resilience and productivity of vulnerable households in Pakistan
COVID-19: Pakistan’s preparations and response
Stubble burning in Pakistan: Why it continues and how can it be curtailed?
Using ICT to build state capacity
Tournaments for postings: Using transfers and postings as an incentive for property tax inspectors in Pakistan
Engaging with mosque imams for effective responses to COVID-19
Heterogeneous fragility: The case of Pakistan
Energy reforms in Pakistan
Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world. After 30 years of strong growth and economic transformation, the past 30 years have come with declining growth rates and international competitiveness. As IGC’s largest country programme, IGC Pakistan has collaborated since 2010 with federal, provincial, and local governments along with the private sector on over 130 projects in areas including energy efficiency, urban transport, property tax, regional trade, and governance reforms. Collaborative projects that have informed policy include work on the design of election and legislative rules which informed the 2019 reform bill, economic framework development with the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and waste and corruption reduction in public procurement, including developing an online procurement system. Going forward, IGC Pakistan will continue to work on a broad portfolio of projects, including strengthening government capacity to raise revenue, supporting export-oriented industries, improving urban services, and overcoming barriers to women’s mobility.
Housed in the country’s leading academic institution, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), IGC Pakistan has supported the Federal Government on several policy issues. The programme also continues to link policymakers and local academics with international researchers from highly reputable international universities and leading local universities.
19a-FCC, Syed Maratib Ali Road, Gulberg, Lahore, Pakistan.
Phone: +92-111-115-867; Ext 2249
Ali CheemaAssociate Professor of Economics, International Growth Centre
Naved HamidProfessor of Economics, Lahore School of Economics
Asim KhwajaProfessor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Ijaz NabiCountry Director, Pakistan, International Growth Centre
Numair LiaqatCountry Economist, Pakistan, International Growth Centre
Hina ShaikhCountry Economist, Pakistan, International Growth Centre
Azam ChaudhryProfessor of Economics, Lahore School of Economics
Michael GreenstoneMilton Friedman Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Ghazala MansuriLead Economist, Poverty Reduction & Equity Group, World Bank
Oriana BandieraProfessor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)