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Akram, M., & Khan, F. J. (2007).Health care services and government spending in Pakistan (No. 2007: 32). Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.The current study explores the nature of incidence of public sector expenditures in Pakistan on health sector by using the primary data of the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM), 2004-05. This data highlights the present scenario…
Hammer, J. S. (2013). Balancing Market and Government Failure in Service Delivery. Lahore Journal of Economics, 18.This paper argues that the design and implementation of effective policies in social sectors requires facing hard realities of the constraints under which governments operate. These constraints are not solely and not primarily, limited funds. The government is further hampered by endemic problems of…
Bokhari, A. et al. (2013). Care-Plus Delivery of MNH Services in Conflict Areas of KP, Balochistan and FATA.SoSec Consulting.This qualitative research study was undertaken both at the demand and supply sides of the governance equation. On the demand side, the research assesses the influence of patriarchal power dynamics operating at the household level on decision making with regard to accessing…
Zaidi, S., Bigdeli, M., Aleem, N., &Rashidian, A. (2013). Access to essential medicines in Pakistan: policy and health systems research concerns. PLoS One, 8(5), e63515.This paper adds to the global evidence on access to essential medicines by sharing findings from Pakistan. It applies to both a health systems perspective and a local priority setting exercise. The paper sets out to…
Sathar et al. (2013). Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan. Population Council, Islamabad.This volume revisits the population and development debate through the demographic dividend framework, which links the issues of family planning, education, and employment in a single paradigm. According to this book, Pakistan is at a critical point in its demographic transition. After decades of rapid population growth, the…
Khan, A. A., Khan, A., &Bokhari, A. (2010).The HIV epidemic in Pakistan.Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 60(4), 300-307.This review describes the risks, prevalence and transmission potential of HIV among various population subgroups and the national response to the epidemic in Pakistan. It interprets the available data to explain Pakistan’s HIV scenario in terms of the roles of different population sub-groups…
Water for People’s Well-Being. (2013). Human Development in South Asia 2013: Water for Human Development. MahbubulHaq Human Development Centre.The second chapter in the report emphasizes on the importance of clean water and sanitation for human development, with the arguments that they reduce income poverty and child mortality, break life-cycle disadvantages, enhance female education and free girls’ and women’s time from…
National Emergency Action Plan 2014 for Polio Eradication. (2014). Government of PakistanPakistan’s polio eradication programme faced a number of significant challenges in 2013, as the number of wild polio cases increased last year’s count. This was due to unprecedented violent attacks on health workers, and ongoing military operations in the tribal belt. Lapses in campaign quality and demand creation efforts…
K, Ayesha and K, Adnan. (2013). Using Demand-Side Financing in reproductive Health.Research and Development Solutions, Policy Brief Series, 34.This brief discusses the role and challenges of Social safety nets (SSN) and Demand Side Financing (DSF) to help marginalized households and to promote positive reproductive health (RH) behaviors in them. Social safety nets and demand side financing can subsidize the high…
The database shows comparable education indicators for access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, population, and expenditures. The indicators cover the education cycle from pre-primary to tertiary education. Link to data: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/reports.aspx?source=education-statistics-~-all-indicators