News and Views

Dr. Hanid Mukhtar (CDPR Fellow) responds to a blog written by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal (CDPR Fellow) “What’s Really Going on with income trends in India and Pakistan” and explains that the superiority of PPP over ERP as a measure of economic welfare may not be always be true, particularly in the case of comparing India and Pakistan. View blog here.
Umair Javed (CDPR Affiliate) highlights the implications of CDA’s operation on the informal settlement in Islamabad. He discusses how the removal of any settlement of more than 40 houses has to be accompanied by a resettlement plan. View article here.
In his new blog post, our Research Fellow, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal discusses the income trends in India and Pakistan. View article here.
Dr. Homi Kharas (CDPR Fellow) discusses how impact can be scaled up to meet the more ambitious goals that have now been set in the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2), “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture”. View article here.
Hina Sheikh (IGC) discusses the importance of the textile and garments sector in an article published in Business Recorder. View article here.
Hina Sheikh (IGC) and Sohaib Athar (IGC) discussed ways to reform the Urban Property Tax in Punjab in an article in Business Recorder. View article here.The article is based on the following policy brief: Reforming Urban Property Tax in Punjab Policy Brief.
Umair Javed (CDPR Affiliate), looks at the politics and rationale behind investing in mass transit solutions. View article here.
Dr. Ali Cheema (CDPR Board Member) uses the case of Lahore signal free corridor to discuss issues of local government. View article here.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Elementary & Secondary Education Department, KP, and International Growth Centre for establishment of a long term research and engagement policy. Dr. Masooma Habib (CDPR Board Member) previously worked on a report for teachers incentives in KP which can be viewed here. Policy brief on the report can be viewed here. An article written by her for DAWN can be seen here.
The Punjab Growth Strategy 2018 is officially launched by the CM. View article by Khalid Hasnain in Dawn here.