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  • Publication - Project Report

    Cross verification of revenue using remote sensing data

    24 Mar 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj

  • Project

    Increasing vaccine access and uptake in Lahore

    Lahore has been the main urban centre driving the COVID-19 case count in Punjab, Pakistan. Less than 40% of its population has received the first dose and it is in this context that Lahore District Administration has requested assistance in planning and delivering an efficient data-driven vaccination drive. This project has two aims: To develop a community and/or...

    28 Feb 2022 | Maha Rehman, Jason Abaluck, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Making public procurement more efficient

    How inefficient is public procurement, and what is the source of this inefficiency? With evidence from Pakistan, Adnan Khan explains how different public offices can pay very different prices for exactly the same good, and gives research insights on how to increase the efficiency of public procurement. The paper discussed in this video is The Allocation of Authority in...

    23 Feb 2022

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Rebuilding the social compact: Urban service delivery and property taxes in Pakistan

    If citizens perceive little benefit from their tax payments, or if local services are disconnected from local decision-making, the social compact between citizen and state can be broken, thus creating a vicious cycle of low quality services, low levels of local tax revenue, and lack of trust in the state. This study, conducted with neighbourhoods in two of the...

    26 Jan 2022 | Mahvish Shaukat, Benjamin Olken, Adnan Khan

  • Adam Cohn / Fruit Vendors, Faisalabad Night Market, Pakistan
    Publication - Project Report

    As multilateralism ebbs, preferential trade agreements are on the rise

    Early proponents of FTAs/PTAs were of the view that they could somewhat circuitously support the cause of multilateralism that was then and now seen as the first best approach to trade liberalization and the one that minimizes the risk of trade diversion. That optimism has faded. The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has requested IGC-Pakistan to support a study on a...

    7 Jan 2022 | Shahid Yusuf

  • Publication - Project Report

    Leveraging public-private partnerships for service delivery

    From 2010 onwards, the Government of Punjab set up a range of government-owned public sector companies (approximately 56 companies registered under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017) to deliver specific public services such as waste management, public transport, parking regulation, infrastructure development, and skills training among others. This project attempted to...

    16 Dec 2021 | Umair Javed, Bakhtiar Iqbal, Ijaz Nabi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    This brief investigates the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gross national income in Pakistan and its districts. To address the lack of available data, we developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict economy activity in real time by leveraging administrative, night-light, and other real-time data. Urban districts in Pakistan drove the slow-down in...

    8 Nov 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio

  • Publication - Project Report

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the growth and subnational distribution of income in low-income countries. To understand these effects, we produce monthly aggregates on gross national income (GNI) for 147 Pakistani districts through real-time data and machine learning between 2012 and 2021. Three findings emerge from our analysis. First, urban districts...

    25 Oct 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio

  • Event

    Panel discussion on income inequality under COVID-19

    The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in collaboration with  International Growth Centre, Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS (MHRC) , Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Saida Waheed Gender Initiative at LUMS (SWGI) is hosting an online panel discussion to discuss income inequality under Covid-19 within Pakistan and...

    20 September 2021

  • Blog post

    Environmental judicial activism: Bridging gaps in Pakistan’s environmental protection strategy

    In low-income countries, the role of the judiciary in mitigating the effects of climate change often faces significant hurdles in resources, capacity, and political will. In Pakistan, however, the establishment of several judicial commissions are tackling these challenges by supporting climate research, developing proactive approaches to climate issues, and creating...

    6 Sep 2021 | Emun Hafeez, Nick Wilkinson