Showing all Projects in Pakistan

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    Gender mainstreaming in productive sectors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    In Reclaiming Prosperity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – A Medium Term Strategy for Inclusive Growth (2015) four priority growth sectors for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were identified: industry (manufacturing and construction); agriculture and livestock; mining; and tourism. Several growth drivers and challenges were also identified and the overall investment climate was analysed....

    8 Apr 2016 | Aroona Kamal, Lauren Woodbury

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    Pilot study on effect of political influence connections on tax payment compliance

    Limits to fiscal capacity are a major constraint on growth in developing economies. This pilot was conducted as a collection of multiple, parallel scoping exercises that explored the viability of using different data streams to answer the question of whether and to what extent connections with influential people in political, military or bureaucratic circles impact...

    7 Apr 2016 | Asim Khwaja, Monica Singhal, Adnan Khan

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    Outsourcing state capacity: A field experiment in Pakistan

    Effective state institutions are known to be important for growth. At the same time, a large proportion of donor assistance and public service spending is now channelled through non- government organisations (NGOs). This raises issues of how these institutions interact with the traditional institutions of the state: do they complement the development of effective state...

    25 Feb 2016 | Naved Hamid, Simon Quinn, Katherine Vyborny, Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul

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    A model for forecasting and policy analysis in Pakistan: The role of government and external sectors

    The State Bank of Pakistan uses a forecasting and policy analysis system as a tool for monetary policy analysis. This project extended the current model to add analysis of fiscal policy and the external sector. Adding these areas for analysis to the model is important because fiscal policy exerts an important influence on the formulation of monetary policy in...

    25 Feb 2016 | Ehsan U. Choudhri, Farooq Pasha , Waqas Ahmed, Shahzad Ahmad, Abdullah Tahir

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    Export concentration and diversification: Does the choice of trading partners matter?  

    Exports of most developing economics including Pakistan are highly concentrated in a few industrial sectors and a few destination markets. This lack of diversification of products and markets is one of the barriers that impedes growth and creates multiple macro-economic challenges. If exports are not diversified, any shock affecting the destination markets is directly...

    25 Feb 2016 | Salamat Ali, Shafqat Ali Khan Niazi

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    Decentralised electric power delivery model for rural electrification in Pakistan

    This project sought to model a scalable solar microgrid system that could serve the households and communities of the 55 million people in Pakistan without reliable access to electricity. Researchers found that microgrids could provide a feasible alternative to grid electrification in rural Pakistan, and could provide electricity beyond basic needs like light and...

    25 Feb 2016 | Hassan Abbas Khan, Husnain Fateh Ahmad, Nauman Ahmad Zaffar

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    Pakistan's international trade: The potential for expansion towards east and west

    Liberalisation of Pakistan’s overland trade to both the east and west offers an important opportunity for economic growth. This project sought to identify the barriers to Pakistan’s east-west trade and to explore the potential of their reduction for trade expansion. We found that undeveloped overland trade routes with China and policy-induced restrictions on...

    9 Feb 2016 | Ehsan U. Choudhri, Ijaz Nabi, Antonio Marasco

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    The changing nature of low income settlements in the larger Karachi context

    The Humanities and Social Sciences conference, “Urbanism, Exclusion and Change in South Asia”, which will be held at LUMS between March 4-6, 2016, aims to explore more closely the lived experience of urbanism in South Asia and its diaspora. This conference approaches the city as a site of multiple contestations and contradictions and aims to highlight struggles over...

    9 Feb 2016 | Arif Hasan

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    Barriers and drivers of adoption of innovative energy solutions in Pakistan

    The purpose of this study is to help a team of international researchers (lead by Dr. Jacopo Bonan undertake research in Energy in Pakistan, by visiting Pakistan and preparing a competitive research proposal. The proposed research aims to evaluate the impact of innovative efforts to improve access to, conservation of and efficiency in the use of energy among individuals...

    2 Feb 2016 | Massimo Tavoni, Giovanna D'Adda, Jacopo Bonan

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    Development of an electronic database of industrial and commercial activity and a spatial analysis of small and cottage industries in Punjab, Pakistan

    Analysis of the spatial distribution of economic activity has significant importance for policy analysis in a country. In the case of the state of Punjab in Pakistan, the relevant statistics are only available in the manufacturing sector and these do not provide any sector specific details for the districts. Recognising the gap in access to such vital statistics, this...

    16 Dec 2015 | Naved Hamid, Syed Hasan, Ijaz Nabi, Usman Naeem