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  • 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

  • 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

  • Project

    Supporting Pakistan’s power sector reforms

    Pakistan's power sector is in deep need of reform. It suffers from chronic shortages, not due to a lack of supply, but because of the financial woes of the public distribution companies operating throughout Pakistan. Only 71% of the electricity sold for use across the country is recovered through bills. The total ‘circular debt’ of the electricity sector amounts to...

    10 Oct 2019 | Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone, Tim Dobermann, Faraz Hayat, Usman Naeem

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Addressing challenges of women's mobility in Punjab

    Issues regarding safety and social norms can deter women from using modes of public transport and constrain them from entering the workforce. This video explores three IGC projects in Pakistan that aim to understand the problem and provide solutions for policymakers.

    10 Oct 2019

  • Blog post

    Mission creep and motivation among community health workers in Pakistan

    Poor communication and multiple tasks from the Department of Health and Lady Health Worker Programme managers renders workers unsure of their mission and unmotivated. Pakistan is home to high child mortality rates. According to the Pakistan Social and Living Measurement (PSLM) Survey 2014-15, in rural Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in ten children suffer a bout of diarrhoea...

    1 Oct 2019 | Yasir Khan

  • Project

    Estimating real-time income projections for sub-National regions of Pakistan with a specific focus on extreme poverty

    There has never been a serious effort to allocate intellectual capital to determine poverty rates and project incomes at a district level in Pakistan. In order to fill this gap, this project aims to develop an innovative IT infrastructure that will equip policymakers with the necessary tool to monitor and evaluate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a...

    23 Sep 2019 | Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Martin Hofer, Attique Ur Rehman