PIDE acquired a locally developed software on annual subscription basis called Campus on Cloud (CoC). It is a student information system built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. It manages the three major operational areas for an Educational Institution: Admissions, Academics and Student Financials across all campuses, schools, department and programs in a single integrated solution. The deployment of COC is in implementation phase: Admissions for fall 2018 and fall 2019 were handled by the COC. The course offerings, registration and student fee handling for spring 2019 and fall 2019 semester were also handled through COC. For this purpose, the relevant staff has been trained and tasks were performed by them under supervision of ICT staff.
Global Business Management Solution (GBMS) is an open source ERP solution which is designed & developed locally to cater the standard / general needs of all the sections/departments of an organization like Administration, Human Resource Development (HRD), Accounts and Finance, etc, and to make the information available to other sections/departments & top management for quick access. GBMS also resolves the issues of data duplication & errors and timely delivery.
It is equipped with Browser based interface; Data export facility, Strong User management, Drill down menus & much more. Implementation of PIDE-GBMS project is also underway; some modules like General Ledger, Payroll, HR Self Service etc. are delivered to the stakeholders and work on other modules like fixed assets management, Inventory & stock management is in process.
The ICT Division supervised data entry phase of HR, Payroll and General Ledger Accounting System for PIDE-GBMS Project. Prepared HR Profiles of all PIDE employees on GBMS actual instance and imported data into the system after initial validation. Organized multiple training sessions for Accounts and Finance, Payroll and HRD departments of PIDE to train them to enter data for HR profiles, payroll and payment vouchers into the GBMS system.
The ICT Division is also responsible for data processing of different surveys conducted either by PIDE or with the collaboration of donors like World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNICEF, IDRC, DFID, etc.
The data entry applications with extensive data entry checks are developed in-house to enter data from the questionnaires of the surveys to the database. The data is checked and verified many times during the entry and cleaning/processing phase. Once the data entry is complete and the data is verified, a complete documentation including codebooks, questionnaires and organization of data files is prepared. The ICT Division staff also helps the researchers in analyzing data using statistical software like SPSS and STATA for statistical analysis, cross tabulation, and graphs for their research reports and papers. Thematic maps are also produced using ArcView GIS software.
The following data sets including two panel data sets are managed in-house by the ICT Division:
- Pakistan Rural Household Survey (Panel Data)
- Pakistan Socio-Economic Survey (Panel Data)
- National Nutrition Survey
- Poor Communities of Pakistan Survey
- Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Survey
The ICT Division designed, developed and is maintaining the websites for Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE), and The Pakistan Development Review (The PDR)
“A Professional Association of Economists and other Social Scientists of Pakistan”.
Pakistan Society of development Economists is the only Pakistani professional association of economists and other social scientists. It provides an institutional framework for professional and research development. The Annual General Meeting and the conference is an important forum for economic professionals, policymakers, businesspersons and various schools of interested observers for debate concerning development issues. >> Read More
The Pakistan Development Review (The PDR)
The Pakistan Development Review (The PDR) is a peer-reviewed journal of development economics, published quarterly by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics since 1961. To increase its Impact factor recently the ICT Division has developed a separate website www.thepdr.pk and assigned the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to each article published in the PDR.
Available publications in digital format
A Geographic Information System (GIS) captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that refers to or is linked to location. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations.
In 2002, the ICT Division developed its capacity for developing Geographical Information System (GIS) applications and processing of spatial data in support of PIDE research programs. The ArcView GIS software is used by the ICT staff to present results of the research produced at PIDE on maps and also to develop other GIS applications.
The ICT Division offers hands-on training of different statistical packages and other software from time to time for students, researchers and other staff of PIDE as well as for the staff of other development agencies and organisations on request basis.