Showing all Projects in Pakistan

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    Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A proposed framework for agriculture

    Within the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) there are several opportunities for Pakistan to increase its agricultural exports to China. Researchers assessed the scope of agricultural cooperation within CPEC between China and Pakistan and the current obstacles to Pakistan maximising its agricultural exports to China. Researchers found that better tariff...

    6 Nov 2017 | Hasaan Khawar, Mushtaq A. Khan, Nazish Afraz

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    Management in Pakistan: Evidence from Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Paktunkhawa provinces

    The vast inequality in performance between establishments within countries as well as differences across countries have been thoroughly documented in the past decades. An emerging literature finds that large variations in management practices are strongly associated with differences in performance across firms and countries and suggests that this relationship may be...

    3 Nov 2017 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

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    Collaboration on data analysis and field studies to strengthen BISP policy design, improve take-up, and build capacity on data analytics

    Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is one of the largest cash transfer programs in the world. It targets social protection, poverty reduction and economic growth by delivering unconditional cash transfers, conditional cash transfers, human capital development and income generation programs. It is thus central to the IGC thematic and Pakistan country programme agendas...

    12 Oct 2017 | Benjamin Olken, Rema Hanna, Adnan Khan

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    Candidate attributes and political accountability: Evidence from Pakistan local government elections

    Political party-based local elections are widely advocated as key to strengthening democracy, and their outcomes can significantly impact local economic development. A randomised experiment to determine how locals in Punjab, Pakistan, choose to vote found that voters tend to prefer candidates with political connections over those who have proven to be competent,...

    25 Aug 2017 | Jacob Shapiro, Michael Callen, Ali Cheema

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    Peshawar inner-city economic census pilot

    Due to the lack of neighborhood level economic data, policymakers in many cities plan and execute the provision of public services without taking local economic realities into full consideration. Public transit planning in such environments for instance is not based on areas of economic activity, or on the structure of local labour markets, but rather on engineering or...

    24 May 2017 | James Witte, Ammar A Malik, Zahoor Ul Haq

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    Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A proposed framework for industry

    The primary objective of this project is to support the Government of Punjab in devising a strategy to maximise the positive impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on the industrial sector in Punjab. Since, the demand for it has come directly from the Secretary of the Punjab Industries, Commerce & Investment Department, it will ensure the necessary ownership...

    24 May 2017 | Hasaan Khawar, Nazish Afraz, Ijaz Nabi, Usman Naeem

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    Establishing responsive linkages between politicians and voters in Pakistan

    This project provides politicians in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province useful tools to gather actionable information about voter preferences over public goods and, reciprocally, provides voters high-value information about upcoming policy decisions. Elections are blunt instruments for ensuring responsiveness by public officials to voter preferences. At best,...

    16 Mar 2017 | Miriam Golden, Luke Sonnet, Saad Gulzar

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    Management in Pakistan

    The Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) approach was pioneered in the US across 35,000 establishments. The latest initiative took place in the largest province of Pakistan, where management practices were successfully measured in 2,000 firms and mapped to performance indicators from the census of manufacturing. This exercise has been a first step towards...

    17 Feb 2017 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

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    Supporting procurement reforms in Punjab

    Public procurement systems are essential in facilitating government investments in infrastructure, health, education, and other public services. In developing countries, high rates of corruption and leakage may lower the efficiency of government procurement, potentially reducing the value generated by money spent. Following on from a previous IGC-funded project...

    26 Jan 2017 | Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Michael Best

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    Mechanisms for increasing the accountability of teachers and schools in rural Pakistan to improve learning outcomes

    Pakistan has extremely low learning levels and poor education service delivery is a driving factor. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has expressed a strong desire for evidence on how to design evaluation and oversight systems for the education sector, with the goal of improving learning. The government has two evaluation and oversight systems that should, in...

    9 Jan 2017 | Masooma Habib, Naureen Karachiwalla, Saher Asad, Katrina Kosec, Clare Leaver