Blogs

  • Pakistan's missing women
    Hina Shaikh | 25 October 2017
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  • The macroeconomic benefits of increasing tax enforcement in Pakistan
    David Lagakos and Ethan Ilzetzki | 20 October 2017
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  • Garments exports, job creation, and growth in Pakistan: The way forward
    Ijaz Nabi | 12 October 2017
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  • Why a grant to help people migrate during seasonal hardship could be a game changer
    Agha Ali Akram | 4 October 2017
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  • Pakistan’s sixth population census: Expected and surprising figures on urban growth
    Hina Shaikh | 22 September 2017
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  • Harnessing technology for public sector reform: Procurement in Pakistan
    Hassan Abbas Khan, Husnain Fateh Ahmed, and Nauman Ahmad Zafar | 20 September 2017
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  • In honor of exiles: A discussion of Osama Siddique’s “Snuffing Out the Moon”
    Shehryar Nabi | 18 September 2017
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  • Harnessing technology for public sector reform: Procurement in Pakistan
    Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, and Michael Best | 18 September 2017
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  • Engaging with Pakistan’s exporting firms to improve trade prospects
    Salamat Ali and Ghazan Jamal | 7 September 2017
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  • How researchers are finding solutions to Pakistan’s urban challenges
    Hina Shaikh and Ijaz Nabi | 24 August 2017
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  • Building capacity in fragility: Key lessons from Fragility Commission’s 3rd evidence session
    Emilie Yam | 24 July 2017
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  • Do Pakistanis vote independently or do groups decide for them? A case study in Lahore
    Sherazam Tiwana | 19 July 2017
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  • Six insights for engaging community activists in rural development
    Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizar, Simon Quinn, and Kate Vyborny | 6 July 2017
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  • Interview with Madiha Afzal: How does education influence views about terrorism in Pakistan?
    Shehryar Nabi and Rabea Malik | 6 July 2017
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  • Credit bureaus in microfinance: A baseline study
    Jonathan de Quidt | 3 July 2017
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  • Behind most discontents lies a legal judgement
    Osama Siddique | 30 June 2017
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  • How understanding women’s saving needs can improve micro-lending
    Rachel Cassidy, Fatima Habib, Shehryar Nabi, and Simon Quinn | 29 June 2017
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  • How much are farmers losing from inefficient irrigation?
    Agha Ali Akram | 4 June 2017
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  • Has GSP plus status improved Pakistan's garments exports?
    Zara Salman | 25 May 2017
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  • Whose voice really counts? Machine politics and citizen voice aggregation in emerging democracies
    Ali Cheema, Asad Liaqat, and Shandana Khan Mohmand | 16 May 2017
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  • Pakistan's energy policy ignores lessons of history
    Usman Naeem | 11 May 2017
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  • Now that provinces have more control over taxes, do they collect more revenue?
    Ghazan Jamal | 25 April 2017
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  • Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia
    Nalini Gulati and Jennifer Johnson | 21 April 2017
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  • How well represented are women in Pakistan's rural volunteer organizations?
    Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizar, Simon Quinn, Kate Vyborny | 4 April 2017
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  • What the government is (and isn't) doing to fix urban issues
    Ijaz Nabi and Hina Shaikh | 28 March 2017
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  • Women’s economic opportunities: What can South Asian countries learn from each other?
    Charity Troyer Moore and Vestal McIntyre | 22 March 2017
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  • What we still don't know about the lawyers movement
    Maryam Khan | 21 March 2017
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  • Making school reformers of head teachers
    Amal Aslam | 15 March 2017
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  • Women's empowerment drives development
    Lauren Woodbury | 7 March 2017
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  • Sharing once hidden information: Credit bureaus, MFIs, and client welfare
    Gharad Bryan, Greg Fischer, Jonathan de Quidt, and Ali Akbar | 2 March 2017
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  • Challenges to Pakistan’s fledgling local democracy
    Asad Liaqat, Ali Cheema, and Jacob N. Shapiro | 21 February 2017
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  • How to gauge the impact of empathy-building initiatives
    Haseeb Sher Bajwa | 7 February 2017
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  • What President Trump means for Pakistan
    Shehryar Nabi | 1 February 2017
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  • The six biggest challenges facing Pakistan’s urban future
    Hina Shaikh and Ijaz Nabi | 10 January 2017
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  • Four approaches to unleashing Pakistan’s growth
    Shehryar Nabi | 9 January 2017
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  • 15 changes in 2016 that shaped Pakistan’s development path
    Shehryar Nabi | 29 December 2016
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  • Understanding and responding to disadvantage in education
    Rabea Malik | 11 December 2016
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  • What the data from 2014 reveals about income tax, Part 1: Tax filers and non-filers
    Anjum Nasim and Umbreen Fatima | 15 November 2016
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  • What keeps cities in Asia and Africa from effective service delivery?
    Madeline Roth and Ammar A. Malik | 24 October 2016
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  • Introducing Developing Pakistan
    30 September 2016
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  • How not to control corruption: Pakistani style
    Feisal Khan | 3 June 2016
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  • Four ideas changing how the Punjab government thinks about development
    Shehryar Nabi | 10 May 2016
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  • Terror and instability: Sanctions stifle Pakistani development
    Adam Weinstein | 13 April 2016
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  • Is ‘big data’ over-hyped? The importance of good data for improving health policy in Punjab
    Jeffrey Hammer | 3 February 2016
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  • Trade costs and potential: Removing barriers to growth in Pakistan
    Salamat Ali | 29 January 2016
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  • Moving Pakistan up the value chain: Opportunities in textiles and garments
    Hina Shaikh | 29 July 2015
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  • Reforming the urban property tax in Punjab
    Hina Shaikh and Sohaib Athar | 15 June 2015
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  • Cross-party involvement and reform in Pakistan
    Hina Shaikh | 1 May 2015
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  • Shutting competitors out: Pakistan’s trade barriers
    Sikander A. Shah and Uzair J. Kayani | 30 January 2015
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  • How employees’ personality types affect productivity
    Michael Callen and Arman Rezaee | 1 December 2014
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  • Key lessons in management for developing countries
    Phil Thornton | 26 September 2014
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