Poverty alleviation linked with agri sector growth

This article was originally published on Pakissan website.   Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said on Tuesday that agriculture sector, the lifeline of Pakistan’s economy that employs nearly half of the work force, is ingrained with inherent constraints making it less productive. Unfortunately the sector has been neglected for long, >> Read more

The Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference

This event information is cross posted from IFPRI website. The Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference Vision 2025: Effective Strategies for Transformational Growth DEC 17, 2015 - 09:00 AM UTC TO DEC 19, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC The Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of >> Read more

The Fifth Research Competitive Grants Conference

The Competitive Grants Program of the Pakistan Strategy Support Program recently held the Fifth Research Competitive Grants Conference in two parts, with the first part being held in Islamabad, May 16-17, and the second part in Lahore, May 21-22. The third round of the CGP grants were awarded in June 2014. At the conference, 35 >> Read more

2014 Global Hunger Index

On Monday, October 13th, 2014, IFPRI launched the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report -  ninth in an annual series that presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or >> Read more

Policy Seminar: Food Consumption Patterns and Nutritional Status in Pakistan

On October 2nd, 2014, PSSP held a policy seminar in Islamabad on “Food Consumption Pattern and Nutritional Status in Pakistan.” Dr. Hina Nazli, Amina Mehmood, and Asma Shahzad discussed the prevalence of malnutrition in the country and Dr. Steve Davies, PSSP Chief of Party, moderated the event. The seminar was attended by key government and private sector stakeholders which >> Read more

PSSP Seminar in Washington DC: Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan

On September 11th, 2014, researchers and policymakers gathered at IFPRI to discuss the widespread damage and displacement caused by the recent floods in Pakistan at the PSSP event, "Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan." This seminar was chaired by His Excellency, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the US. Presentations were >> Read more

Competitive Grants Program Launches Third Call for Applications

Competitive Grants Program Third Round of Grant Selections   Call for Round 3 Applications Proposals due 31 March 2014 (Call for Applications circulated 1 February 2014)    Research to Support the Enhanced Economic Growth of Pakistan The Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) in conjunction with the federal Planning Commission is pleased to announce its third >> Read more

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors by Dr. Asim Khwaja

PSSP SEMINAR SERIES presents Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors A discussion with Asim Khwaja Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00pm – 1:15pm   7AB Conference Room International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, >> Read more

CGP Round 2 Award Summaries and Radio Programs

In summer 2013, the Competitive Grants Program entered an exciting second stage. Interim reports have been received from the first round awardees; they have been externally reviewed under RAC coordination, and the reviews have been returned to grant awardees for development of their final project reports. Second round projects are well under way and the >> Read more

PSSP Management Team Discusses Program Highlights with Key Stakeholders in Lahore, Pakistan

On May 23, 2013, Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP)'s Management Team, Dr. Stephen Davies, Program Leader for PSSP, Dr. Sohail Malik, Chairman of Innovative Development Strategies (IDS) and Dr. Paul Dorosh, Division Director for International Food Policy Research Institute,  met with key government and academic stakeholders in Lahore, Pakistan and presented them with highlights of PSSP's >> Read more