Project Briefs CGP 3.0

ENHANCING GOAT PRODUCTIVITY AND ASSOCIATED BUSINESS VALUE CHAIN IN DISTRICT LASBELA BALOCHISTAN

Dr Hazrat Yousaf

Associate Professor
Lasbela University, Lasbela, Balochistan

Households, milk retailers, traders or beoparies, and butchers who participate in the goat market will be the focus of this study. The project aims to analyze strengths and constraints to goat productivity alongwith an evaluation of relevant market. This research will be relevant and beneficial to public policy for boosting goat production and the accompanying business value chain, with basic goal to enhance goat productivity and its potential and its contribution in livestock sub-sector of agriculture and for local communities’ socio-economic development, food security and poverty alleviation in District Lasbela, Balochistan.

Duration: 12 months
Approved budget: Rs. 3,000,000/-

FIRMS FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM MANUFACTURING SECTOR FIRMS IN PAKISTAN

Dr Fareeha Armugan

Research Fellow
SDPI, Islamabad

Since the financial system of Pakistan has passed through number of developmental phases, the proposed study will be relevant and contributory at policy level to investigate the impact of firm’s financial inclusion on firm’s export performance. Another contribution of this study at policy level will be that the entire focus of on-going National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS-2015 till date) is on individual’s financial inclusion where the consideration to the financial inclusion of firms is entirely missing. This study will bridge this policy gap and will be based on a very comprehensive and extensive panel data set of thousands of balance sheets of firms by providing evidence on the spectrum of financial inclusion of firms and its nexus with export performance.

Duration: 07 months
Approved budget: Rs. 2,288,660/-