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  • Project

    Social spillovers and female political participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    There exists a large gap in political participation between genders in Pakistan. This project looks to explain part of this gap by studying how social networks condition the political participation of males and females in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Past research has shown that women are less willing to express their political preferences than men (Khan 2017). In addition,...

    26 Nov 2019 | Saad Gulzar, Yasir Khan, Luke Sonnet

  • Blog post

    Protecting the unprotected: How can social protection reduce the vulnerability of informal workers?

    Many countries like Pakistan need innovative solutions to mitigate the risks faced by its labour force, especially those engaged in informal work. A comprehensive social protection system that targets this vulnerable segment - not qualified as extremely poor nor employed in the formal sector - of the workforce can be one way to approach this. Most informal workers...

    25 Nov 2019 | Hina Shaikh

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The potential of cities in Pakistan

    Shahrukh Wani, Cities Economist, speaks with Dr. Ali Hasanain, Assistant Professor of Economics at LUMS, on the potential of cities in Pakistan and how increasing their efficiency can boost the economy exponentially for Pakistan@100's first skype podcast. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the World Bank Pakistan have partnered on a series of outputs and...

    21 Nov 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Using ICT to build state capacity

    A well-functioning state requires the effective management of its systems and resources. This video shows how IGC work has played an important role in developing Information Communications Technologies to improve government service delivery in Pakistan across areas such as tax collection, procurement, and health.

    7 Nov 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Peshawar’s historic walled city: Firms, mobility and public services

    Ancient cities, which were often old walled cities, exhibit peculiar spatial, social and economic forms. Their urban forms are highly path-dependent featuring narrow congested streets, and make retrofitting modern infrastructure extremely challenging. This creates unique challenges for government agencies involved in urban service delivery. This study examines data...

    4 Nov 2019 | James Witte, Ammar A Malik, Zahoor Ul Haq, Javed Iqbal

  • Project

    A preliminary analysis of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (Phase II)

    The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has requested IGC-Pakistan to support a study on a preliminary analysis of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) Phase-II. This project will provide lessons from global Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for smaller partner countries, which have succeeded in securing advantages from FTAs with larger partner economies. This project...

    1 Nov 2019 | Shahid Yusuf, Ijaz Nabi

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Financing Pakistan's cities

    New decentralisation laws in Pakistan have created opportunities for Punjab's cities to increase revenues raised from property and land. A new video looks at how the IGC advised policymakers on its tax reform agenda and in strengthening revenue collections through incentives.

    28 Oct 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    How Punjab can develop integrated cities with improved revenues and urban service delivery

    David Savage, Programme Manager of Cities Support Programme at the National Treasury of South Africa, discusses how Punjab can develop integrated cities with improved revenues and urban service delivery to unleash growth.

    25 Oct 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Best practices for property tax enforcement

    Astrid Haas, Senior Country Economist and Head of the Cities that Work Initiative, discusses best practices of property tax enforcement and what Punjab can learn from other countries' experience.

    25 Oct 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Highlights from the IGC-CDPR Cities that Work workshop

    The Government of Punjab has been working with the IGC on issues of property tax, local governments and urban service delivery and following the introduction of a new local government structure in Punjab, it is keen to learn how cross-country learnings may apply to the Pakistani context for setting the right revenue policy and administrative structures. Responding to...

    25 Oct 2019