About Demand Driven Research

The DDR is a pro-active evidence-based research approach to inform governments’ policy-making processes. The DDR aims to provide timely and cost-effective research support to meet the public policy demand for evidence-based policymaking in Pakistan. The DDR’s objective is to fulfil the demand for research on several pertaining economic/public policy issues in the government, both federal and provincial levels, highlighted by the government organizations, RAC members and experts at PIDE.

DDR Process

A number of important projects are funded under DDR including the PIDE Citypedia that is the master key of information that provides comprehensive view of city economy, government, infrastructure, lifestyle, facilities and much more. Similarly, PIDE Sludge Series is about exploring and calculating excessive and/or unjustified frictions in the public sector procedures and processes. The objective of this series is to highlight the sludge involved – loads of paperwork, money, time and stress – in different processes of the public sector organizations. This series identifies specific sludge areas and suggests interventions to cut short processes through different means and make the public service delivery more efficient and effective.

 

DDR List of Projects

S.No

RASTA ID #

Project Title

Start date

Duration (months)

Approved Budget (Rs.)

Progress by Jan 31, 2022

Final Output

1

DDR-001

Power Sector: An Enigma with No Easy Solution

1st July-21

8

4,985,200

40%

Book

2

DDR-002

Housing Sector in Pakistan

1st July-21

9

3,500,970

30%

Book

3

DDR-004

Regulatory Environment of the “Professions” in Pakistan: Outline & Proposals for Reform

1st July-21

8

988,800

70%

Research Report

4

DDR-006

PIDE CityPedia

1st Sep-21

12

93,307,960

25%

20 Research Reports

5

DDR-007

Understanding the Social Capital in Pakistan

1st July-21

12

6,554,000

20%

Research Report

6

DDR-008

Effectiveness of Training & Development Institutes in the Public Sector of Pakistan

1st July-21

8

1,574,870

20%

Research Report

7

DDR-010

Sludge in Pakistan

1st July-21

8

4,500,000

40%

45 Research Reports

8

DDR-010A

Sludge: Cost of Bureaucracy in Pakistan

1st Sep-21

12

40,000,000

5%

40 Research Reports

9

 DDR-011

Agricultural Commodity Markets in Pakistan

1st Jan 2022

4

1,000,000

40%

Research Report

10

DDR-012

Pakistan Railways

1st Jan 2022

6

6,500,000

5%

Book

11

DDR-013

PIDE Inflation Analytics

1st Nov-21

7

2,500,000

25%

04 Research Reports

12

DDR-014

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Parallel Education Streams in the Public Sector

1st Jan 22

3

300,000

10%

Research Report

13

DDR-017

Mitigating Traffic Congestion in Islamabad

1st Jan 22

4

2,843,830

5%

Research Report