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  • Project

    Phase II – Research on garments industry in Pakistan

    The textile industry is central to Pakistan’s economy, and ready-made garments manufacturing has the potential to contribute significantly to the country’s objective of creating modern, well-paid jobs, and improving the trade balance. Phase II of this project is a result of strong stakeholder demand following the findings of Phase I. We found that there has...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

  • Project

    Pakistan KLEMS Database and Productivity Measurement at the Industry Level

    This study aims at creating an internationally comparable Pakistan KLEMS data at the national and industry level on the pattern of EU KLEMS database. It will include growth in output, growth in inputs and derived measures of total factor productivity. Pakistan's economy has gone through some fundamental changes in the last few decades including changes in labour...

    10 Dec 2014 | Abid A. Burki, Mushtaq A. Khan, Syed Muhammad Hussain

  • Project

    Measuring Innovation in the Textile Sector of Pakistan

    Innovation and competitiveness are considered to be the backbone of private sector led economic growth and its sustainability. However, in Pakistan, very little is known about the nature and the extent of innovation as well as its determinants and obstacles. In the absence of such evidence, policies can be misdirected and ineffective. In this pilot study, we propose to...

    10 Dec 2014 | Waqar Ahmed Wadho, Azam Chaudhry

  • Blog post

    How employees’ personality types affect productivity

    Governments are the primary provider of services for the poor in developing countries. Yet these services are often inefficient. Evidence suggests that, in addition to financial incentives, employee personality tests can help improve public service delivery

    1 Dec 2014 | Michael Callen, Arman Rezaee

  • Project

    Study on the Automotive Sector in Pakistan – Prospects for Regional Trade

    Around the world and throughout history the well-being of people has been driven by breakthroughs in technology which range from the simple slingshot which helped David win freedom for his people to today’s space ships which provide the engine for growth to a number of Industries. While the engineering sector is the bedrock of growth of economies, it is generally...

    18 Nov 2014 | Hafiz Pasha, Zafar Ismail

  • Blog post

    Female empowerment in the Bangladeshi garment industry

    A slew of industrial accidents have cast the Bangladeshi garment industry in a negative light. Whilst it is the responsibility of government, factory owners and international brands to do everything in their power to guarantee decent and safe working conditions within the factories, more actions can be taken

    18 Nov 2014 | Filippo Sebastio

  • Event

    Workshop: Management practices in Manufacturing in Mozambique

    This event brought together the research team and local stakeholders to share research results and policy recommendations coming from the project “Management practices in Manufacturing in Mozambique”. The study used management practices data from Mozambique as well as other 32 developed and developing countries and focused on a comparative analysis of firms within...

    3 December 2014

  • Event

    Seminar: Gender Equality and Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry

    In the last thirty years, the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) sector has experienced rapid growth in Bangladesh, employing today more than 4 million workers. While the RMG sector was the first industry to provide large scale employment opportunities to women, few of the jobs have been at the management level. Providing female line operators with vocational training could be a...

    19 November 2014

  • Project

    Understanding Rwanda’s agribusiness and manufacturing sectors

    In this book Sachin Gathani and Dimitri Stoelinga present the results from their studies of manufacturing and agribusiness in Rwanda. These studies are based on in-depth interviews with leading businessmen and -women in the country. The work is also based on careful statistical analysis of a wide range of data on Rwandan companies. By combining case studies of individual...

    4 Nov 2014 | Sachin Gathani, Dimitri Stoelinga , Michele Savini Zangrandi