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    Data: Political violence in Pakistan: Understanding subnational patterns

    Political violence has long been endemic in Pakistan, but the scale, scope, and geographic distribution of the problem has not been systematically studied. On the policy side, decision makers lack credible quantitative data with which to weigh the relative costs of politically-motivated violence against the many other challenges facing Pakistan. On the academic side,...

    27 Feb 2019

  • Case Study: Firms

    Increasing women’s participation in the workforce

    Our research indicates that access to education, finance, and transportation can help increase women's independence and participation in the labour force.

    27 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    Management in Pakistan: Performance and conflict

    Research on Pakistan offers a fascinating insight into the impact of terrorist events on the deterioration of managerial practices.  The causes and consequences of the vast dispersion in productivity within and across countries has been the subject of research for decades. Recently, researchers have woken up to the important role of management practices in firms to...

    6 Feb 2019 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Management in Pakistan: Performance and conflict

    7 Jan 2019 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

  • Blog post

    Reforming Pakistan’s tax system: Evidence-based suggestions

    As Pakistan fails to collect a decent proportion of own-source revenue, it has little choice than to take on debt or depend on more creative means, such as a recent crowdfunding campaign, to fund public projects.  Where does Pakistan stand? Pakistan tax-to-GDP ratio is about 12% . In comparison, OECD countries raise taxes equivalent to about 34% of their GDP. This limits...

    3 Dec 2018 | Shahrukh Wani

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Robust quarterization of GDP and determination of business cycle dates for IGC partner countries

    26 Sep 2018 | Abdullah Tahir, Jameel Ahmed, Waqas Ahmed

  • Project

    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    This study on Gwadar City explores the optimal administrative structure and policy initiatives feeding into its urban design, that can help spur economic growth in the region, along the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The study will carry out a review of success and failure of new economic cities and special economic zones (SEZs) around the world, supplemented by...

    17 Sep 2018 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Komal Shakeel, Liou Xie

  • Project

    Investigating the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient brick kilns

    Conventional brick kilns—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 provincial...

    17 Sep 2018 | Faiza Sharif, Sanval Nasim, Ijaz Nabi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making moves matter: Experimental evidence on incentivising bureaucrats through performance-based transfers

    Many developing countries suffer from low levels of tax collection due to a mix of poor enforcement, tax evasion, and corruption. As a share of GDP, tax revenues are 45% lower in poor countries than in developed countries which has negative ramifications for public services. At the same time, governments face constraints in providing incentives to civil servants,...

    28 Aug 2018 | Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja, Benjamin Olken

  • Blog post

    Bolstering firm productivity and growth through IGC research

    A recent seminar organized by the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan Business Council (PBC) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA), brought together key stakeholders from the spheres of knowledge creation and policy formulation. The purpose of this gathering was to build bridges between academia,...

    18 Jul 2018 | Sharmin Arif