Improving the competiveness of firms and industry

The projects funded under this theme have so far investigated industry wide reasons for failure of garments sector to take off post abolition of quota, the barriers to growth of firms and the efficient paths for dispersion of technology and worked with the private sector to identify efficient contracting mechanisms for dependable labour supply. IGC Pakistan plans to continue work that is both sector specific and industry wide, particularly in light of the extensive buy-in of the work done on the garments industry. An important focus will be on the relationship between productivity and organizational development and innovation.