This study titled Unleashing the Potential of Pharmaceuticals in Pakistan is part of the Pakistan Business Council’s (PBC) Make-in-Pakistan initiative. PBC commissioned this study to Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) with the the primary objective of helping formulate a set of policy recommendations to allow the sector to attain its true potential. This study, …
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This policy brief is based on an IGC funded report “Leveraging Public Private Partnerships for Service Delivery: A Case Study of Section 42 (not-for-prot) Companies in Punjab”.
This policy brief is based on the IGC funded final impact evaluation report on the Big Push for The Rural Economy.
This policy brief is based on the IGC funded report “Development of an electronic database of Industrial and Commercial Activity and a Spatial Analysis of Small and Cottage Industries in Punjab, Pakistan”.
This policy brief is based on the IGC funded report “Implementing Policies for Competitive Garments Manufacturing”.
This policy brief is based on the IGC study “Sectoral Productivity and Competitiveness”.
This policy brief is based on an IGC funded study “Sectoral Productivity and Competitiveness”.
This policy note is written by Hasaan Khawar (CDPR Fellow) and is based on his articles published in The Express Tribune and on the research conducted by International Growth Centre on “Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A Proposed Framework for Agriculture”.
The focus of this study is the ready-made garments sector, which is an important component of the range of textiles that Pakistan produces and exports. Given that production in the garments segment is the most labour intensive, least energy- and capital-intensive and generates the greatest value addition out of all the products in the textiles …
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This policy brief is based on the IGC funded research “Measuring Innovation in the Textile Sector of Pakistan”.
CPEC is a platform for Pakistan’s provinces to provide Chinese firms an enabling business environment and access to markets, through infrastructure development and low cost labour. In exchange for these facilities, Pakistan will have access to Chinese financing, business experience and capacity, and technological upgrades. Pakistan must identify each province’s priorities towards industrial cooperation with …
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IGC-funded research in Punjab has helped digitize and analyze firm-level data on non-manufacturing economic activity across all 36 districts of the province. This information will contribute to existing survey data and can be used to assist researchers, as well as help develop more informed public policy. This study was funded by the IGC (2015-17). Key …
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Garment manufacturing, the least energy and capital-intensive kind of industrial activity, is not realizing its potential in Pakistan to grow the economy and create employment. To unlock the benefits of garments manufacturing on Pakistan’s economy, it must move up the value chain and compete in global export markets. This study was funded by the IGC …
This policy brief is based on the IGC funded research paper “The Textiles and Garments Sector: Moving Up the Value Chain”.
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