Showing all Projects in Pakistan

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    Monetary policy effectiveness in inflation control and stabilisation

    Stable macroeconomic conditions are a major prerequisite for sustainable economic growth The State Bank of Pakistan is concerned that analyses using Vector Auto Regression model suggest inflation and output do not respond to monetary shocks Researchers are working closely with the monetary policy and research departments at the State Bank of Pakistan to...

    24 Apr 2015 | Hamza Malik, Ehsan U. Choudhri, Asad Jan

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    Analysing Punjab data to support policymaking for public health and sanitation

    Access to drinking water and sanitation directly impacts public health outcomes There has been much data collection but little has been usable for policy analysis IGC researchers conducted a rigorous data analysis based on the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) and the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) The Government of Punjab has...

    17 Apr 2015 | Jeffrey Hammer, Uzma Afzal

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    How do trade costs impact trade composition of the export-oriented firms in Pakistan?

    Developed economies have a large manufacturing base, a wide set of exported products, and high survival rate of their exporting firms. One of the main reasons for their exceptional export performance is that these economies have drastically reduced the costs of conducting international business. In developing world, by contrast, the higher trade costs induced by multiple...

    13 Feb 2015 | Salamat Ali

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    Phase II – Research on garments industry in Pakistan

    The textile industry is central to Pakistan’s economy, and ready-made garments manufacturing has the potential to contribute significantly to the country’s objective of creating modern, well-paid jobs, and improving the trade balance. Phase II of this project is a result of strong stakeholder demand following the findings of Phase I. We found that there has...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

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    Water pricing to promote equity, efficiency and sustainability in the growing city of Faisalabad

    The proposed project aims at investigating the water pricing strategies that can help in improving the allocative efficiency, achieving equity and sustainability. This research will build on existing literature on water pricing to analyze residential water demand in Faisalabad by taking into consideration the prevailing pricing structure (both public and private) and water...

    19 Jan 2015 | Saleem Ali, Usman Mirza, Shabbir Ahmad

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    Time-inconsistency, liquidity, and the demand for commitment savings products

    Low savings rates among small businesses are thought to inhibit growth in developing countries. Self-control issues have been proposed as a primary reason for these low savings rates. We examined the role of self-control issues (“present-bias”) as a potential driver of financial decision-making and demand for commitment savings products amongst female...

    19 Jan 2015 | Simon Quinn, Rachel Cassidy

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    Development of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018

    Punjab has been suffering from low rates of economic growth for the past few years The province needs to grow rapidly to provide enough jobs for its increasing labour force The Chief Minister asked the IGC to help develop a growth strategy for the province The strategy has now been adopted by the Government as its official Growth...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Ali Cheema, Syed Turab Hussain, Syed Ali Hasanain, Azam Chaudhry, Nazish Afraz, Anjum Nasim, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Zeba Sathar, Sohaib Athar, Hina Shaikh

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    Urban transportation, labour markets, and access to economic opportunity: Evidence from Lahore’s Bus Rapid Transit System

    The Lahore Bus Rapid Transit System (conventionally, Lahore Metrobus) has dramatically altered the public transport landscape of Lahore, providing subsidised urban mobility to over 140,000 people along Ferozpur Road of Lahore each day. The purpose of this project is to analyze the impact of the Lahore Metrobus project on employment and human capital investment. By...

    11 Dec 2014 | Anjum Altaf, Katherine Vyborny, Ammar A Malik, Hadia Majid

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    Study on teachers and administrative cadre incentives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    Teacher absenteeism has a strong impact on student performance both in terms of learning outcomes and enrolment Researchers used both qualitative and quantitative data to map the impact of teaching absenteeism on education outcomes Focusing incentives on very low performing areas to lower teacher absence and improve student learning is likely to bring about...

    11 Dec 2014 | Masooma Habib

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    Pakistan KLEMS Database and Productivity Measurement at the Industry Level

    This study aims at creating an internationally comparable Pakistan KLEMS data at the national and industry level on the pattern of EU KLEMS database. It will include growth in output, growth in inputs and derived measures of total factor productivity. Pakistan's economy has gone through some fundamental changes in the last few decades including changes in labour...

    10 Dec 2014 | Abid A. Burki, Mushtaq A. Khan, Syed Muhammad Hussain