Showing all content in Pakistan

  • 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-host an interactive private workshop on property taxes with the Government of Punjab with support from the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). The workshop supports the Government of Punjab’s tax reform agenda by highlighting the role of raising revenue from property and land. It also builds upon a critical policy...

    2 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

  • Blog post

    Women’s mobility and labour force participation in Karachi: Some preliminary observations

    Pakistan has the lowest female labour-force participation rate in South Asia[1] and urban areas perform especially poorly[2]. Distinct patriarchal norms interlinked with migrant status can affect women’s autonomy and thus labour-force participation in different ways. Recently the Collective for Social Science Research conducted fieldwork for the IGC supported project...

    7 Jun 2019 | Natasha Ansari

  • Publication - Project Report

    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    13 May 2019 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Liou Xie, Komal Shakeel, Sohaib Jamali, Maira Khan, Khawer Hayat Cheema, Misha Shahid

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    When imports matter for exports: Firm level evidence from Pakistan

    This study by Dr. Salamat Ali, Dr Mohammad A. Razzaque, and Shafqat Ali Khan investigated the linkages between liberalisation of imports and diversification of exports by using detailed firm-level data on imports, exports, and production for Pakistan. The study used an administrative dataset of exports, imports, and domestic sales for the period 2000-2016. The import...

    8 May 2019 | Salamat Ali, Mohammad A. Razzaque, Shafqat Ali Khan Niazi, Ghazan Jamal