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  • Project

    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    The institutional framework and urban design of cities in today's world is key to their future prosperity as centres of intellectual excellence and as propellers of global economic growth. This project focuses on Gwadar city and explores the optimal administrative structure and policy initiatives feeding into its urban design that can help spur economic growth in the...

    20 Sep 2019 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Komal Shakeel, Liou Xie

  • Project

    Investigating the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient brick

    Conventional brick kilns, known as Bull’s Trench Kiln (BTK), in Pakistan’s Punjab province are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulates, which exacerbate climate change and deteriorate ambient air quality. Targeting emissions from brick kilns provides an avenue for Punjab’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to bring the...

    20 Sep 2019 | Faiza Sharif, Sanval Nasim, Ijaz Nabi

  • Blog post

    Flexible payment plans for improved access to off-grid energy in Pakistan

    There are approximately 144 million individuals in Pakistan who reside in either completely off-grid areas – areas that are too far away to connect to the grid - or in ‘bad’-grid areas where load shedding exceeds 12 hours per day (IFC, 2015). Households and businesses in off-grid and bad-grid areas spend an average of 14% of their monthly disposable income on kerosene...

    9 Sep 2019 | Jacopo Bonan, Giovanna D'Adda, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said

  • Project

    Political economy of road networks: What happens to a local economy when a new road is built?

    The processes that involve the provision of public goods like paved streets, electricity, gas and piped water connections are highly contested and politicised in Pakistan. As a result, differences in the provision of public goods exist across dimensions of class, caste/biraderi, gender and locality. The differential and uneven provision of public goods, not only further...

    16 Aug 2019 | Danish Khan, Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Shahram Azhar

  • Project

    Electricity and public goods provision in Karachi, Pakistan

    In large parts of the developing world where democracy and democratic institutions such as legislature, courts and civil society are weakly institutionalised, the provision of public goods to the most disenfranchised members of society falls through the cracks. This project focuses on the privatisation of electricity, a public good that at the turn of the millennia is...

    16 Aug 2019 | Erum Haider

  • Project

    Key policy messages for Pakistan’s new government

    Ahead of the upcoming general elections in Pakistan, there is a growing perception that the government administration will be overhauled as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) forms a new government. In the case that PTI does not form a government, the country team will still be keen to engage with the new government regardless of the party. The primary objective of this...

    16 Aug 2019 | Umair Javed

  • Blog post

    A framework for affordable housing in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s population explosion and rapid urbanisation has left a growing number of people without access to decent, stable, affordable housing. The last census, in 2017, documents a housing stock of 32.2 million, of which 39% is urban. The urban population is expected to grow by 2.3 million people per year over the next 20 years. This translates into the demand for...

    13 Aug 2019 | Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Hina Shaikh

  • Event

    Financing Punjab’s cities: Land and property taxes workshop

    IGC Pakistan and Cities that Work co-hosted an interactive roundtable workshop on property taxes with the Government of Punjab with support from the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). The workshop is part of IGC's engagement with the Government of Punjab to support its tax reform agenda by strengthening revenue from property and land. It also builds upon...

    1 September 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Discretion in a bureaucracy: Evidence from Pakistan

    3 Jul 2019 | Shan Aman Rana, Usman Naeem, Zara Salman

  • Publication - Project Report

    Women’s mobility, agency, and labour force participation in the megacity of Karachi

    25 Jun 2019 | Asad Sayeed, Natasha Ansari