A Disaggregated Analysis of Productivity and Growth for Pakistan’s Large Scale Manufacturing Sector

PSSP Working Paper 032, “A Disaggregated Analysis of Productivity and Growth for Pakistan’s Large Scale Manufacturing Sector”, computes Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth for Pakistan’s large scale manufacturing (LSM) sector for each five year period from 1970-71 to 2005-06. It covers LSM activity according to the 2 digit Pakistan Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) 2007. The >> Read more

Public Investment Efficiency and Sectoral Economic Growth in Pakistan

PSSP Working Paper number 022 “Public Investment Efficiency and Sectoral Economic Growth in Pakistan” compares the effects of sectoral and aggregate public investments on sectoral private investment, output, and employment for eight sectors of the economy. The authors estimate the elasticities of private investment with respect to aggregate and sectoral public investments to find crowding-out >> 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

Issues in the measurement and construction of the consumer price index in Pakistan

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most important measures used in economic analysis. The more common uses are: the indexation of wages, rents, contracts and social security payments; the deflation of household consumption in the national accounts; and as a general macroeconomic indicator, especially for inflation targeting and for setting interest rates. >> 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

IFPRI Launches 2012 Global Food Policy Report

Did you know that in South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara, food wastage estimates to around 6-11 kg per capita? According to FAO, global wastage of food each year is around 1.3 billion tons in total. To learn more about the past year's food policy developments, issues and trends from around the world, >> Read more

Women of Rural Pakistan

Citing the PSSP Rural Household Survey, a recent blog published by IFPRI discusses how economically active women in rural Pakistan face another burden:  to meet the requirements of the traditional gender roles in Pakistan. For more detail, read here: http://www.ifpri.org/blog/double-burden-rural-pakistani-women  

Research to Support a New Framework for Sustained Economic Growth of Pakistan

Call for Applications for the First Annual Competitive Grants Program In May 2011 the National Economic Council of Pakistan adopted a new Framework for Economic Growth recommended by Deputy Chairman Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque and the Planning Commission. The new Framework aims at fostering sustained higher growth and enhanced quality of life through improved governance, vibrant >> Read more