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  • Publication - Project Report

    Motivating bureaucrats: Autonomy vs performance pay for public procurement in Pakistan

    29 Jan 2018 | Oriana Bandiera, Michael Best, Adnan Khan, Andrea Prat, Maha Rehman, Sher Afghan Asad, Khawaja Hussain, Ahsen Omer Majid, Ameera Jamal

  • Publication - Project Report

    Agriculture sector opportunities in the context of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    29 Jan 2018 | Consortium for Development Policy Research CDPR

  • Project

    Support to the Consortium for Development Policy Research for policy dissemination for 2016-17

    Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is a non-profit association of the IGC, CERP and IDEAS. The research conducted by these three organisations is collated and then disseminated by CDPR. The evidence-based research undertaken by the above-mentioned bodies is used to inform policy debate in Pakistan, particularly by engaging the policymakers, media and...

    6 Dec 2017 | Ijaz Nabi, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Naved Hamid

  • Project

    The impact of incentives and monitoring on the performance of public extension staff

    Last year, the World Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture of Punjab, Pakistan worked together to provide to all field workers smartphones equipped with a monitoring system called Agri-Smart. We are now working jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Punjab, Pakistan, to introduce and evaluate performance-based incentives using the Agri-Smart system,...

    6 Dec 2017 | Ghazala Mansuri, Garance Genicot, Zahra Mansoor, Milan Thomas, Maria Qazi

  • Project

    Constraints to female entrepreneurship in Pakistan: The role of women's goals and aspirations

    Evidence on the impact of microfinance loans on business outcomes shows moderately positive, but not transformational effects especially for women.  This is true even when access to finance is coupled with business training, suggesting that factors other than credit and knowledge constraints reduce women’s ability to start or grow a business. Recent studies have...

    30 Nov 2017 | Farah Said, Giovanna D'Adda, Mahreen Mahmud, Diego Ubfal

  • Blog post

    Overcoming barriers to women’s mobility in Pakistan

    Expanding transport networks, scheduling services, providing reliable transport in peri-urban areas, improving the design of women’s-only services, educating drivers and conductors on sexual harassment, and improving public safety improve mobility. Social norms against women coming into close contact with unrelated men, and the discomfort, social stigma, and fear of...

    17 Nov 2017 | Fizzah Sajjad, Katherine Vyborny, Ghulam Abbas Anjum, Erica Field

  • Blog post

    Forced devaluation of rupee: a recipe for disaster

    There is broad agreement that the rupee is overvalued, with estimates of overvaluation ranging from 20-40 per cent. There are, however, two opposing views on how to deal with the problem: One, devaluation and two, administrative measures, i.e., export subsidies and regulatory duties on imports. The argument of the anti-devaluation group is that devaluation has never...

    10 Nov 2017 | Naved Hamid, Azka Sarosh Mir

  • Project

    Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A proposed framework for agriculture

    Agriculture and food products comprise 18% of Pakistan’s exports. Exports to China account for 8% of this figure. Conversely, Pakistan’s agro and agro-processed imports constitute a meagre 0.4% of China’s agro imports from the world. Pakistan’s agricultural exports to China, and even to Central Asian Republics, can be improved by capitalising on the lucrative...

    6 Nov 2017 | Hasaan Khawar, Mushtaq A. Khan, Nazish Afraz

  • Project

    Management in Pakistan: Evidence from Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Paktunkhawa provinces

    The vast inequality in performance between establishments within countries as well as differences across countries have been thoroughly documented in the past decades. An emerging literature finds that large variations in management practices are strongly associated with differences in performance across firms and countries and suggests that this relationship may be...

    3 Nov 2017 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

  • Case Study: Firms

    Knowledge is power: The role of information in agricultural technology adoption

    Our research has examined the constraints & opportunities in encouraging the adoption of agricultural technologies, which could increase crop yields and raise living standards.

    20 Oct 2017