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Sludge Series: Obtaining Residential Construction Permit from Capital Development Authority, Islamabad

Sludge Series: Housing Finance

Sludge Series: Obtaining Construction Permit for High Rise from Capital Development Authority, Islamabad

Sludge Series: Wheat Procurement

Sludge Series: Electricity New Connection

Sludge Series: Agriculture Credit

Sludge Series: Internet Cable Installation

Sludge Series: Setting-Up a Private School in Islamabad

Sludge Series: Trade License

Sludge Series: Setting-up A Pharmacy in Islamabad

The Electronic Media Economy in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges 

1st Call for Research Proposals (View PDF)

Developing research and a research culture: Results from a pilot project in Pakistan
Nadeeem Ul Haque and David Orden

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Competitive Grants Program Publications

Journal Articles (accepted as of November 2016)

A19: Memon, Junaid Alam, Gullali Jogezai, Anwar Hussain, Mehwish Qudoos Alizai and Mumtaz A. Baloch. 2017. “Rehabilitating Traditional Irrigation Systems: Assessing Popular Support for Karez Rehabilitation in Balochistan, Pakistan.” Human Ecology 45: 265-275.

A18: Jan, Inayatullah and Waqar Akram. 2018. “Willingness of rural communities to adopt biogas system in Pakistan: Critical factors and policy implications.” Renewable  and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81, Part 2: 3178-3185.

A17: Malik, Adeel and Tahir Malik. “Pirs and Politics in Punjab, 1937-2013.” Modern Asian Studies 51(6): 1818-1861.

A16: Sher, Hassan, Rainer W. Bussmann, Robbie Hart, and Hugo J. de Boer. 2016. “Traditional use of medicinal plants among Kalasha, Ismaeli and Sunni groups in Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 188: 57-69.

A15: Younus, M., T. Abbas, M. Zafar, S. Raza, A. Khan, A.H. Saleem, M.A. Idrees, Q.U. Nisa, R. Akhtar and G. Saleem. 2016. “Assessment of heavy metal contamination in raw milk for human consumption.” South African Journal of Animal Science 46(2): 157-160.

A14: Tanwir, Maryam and Azam Chaudhry. 2016. “Reforming a Broken System: A New Performance Evaluation System for Pakistani Civil Servants.” Pakistan Development Review 55:1 (Spring): 49-72.

A13: Aijazi, Omer. 2016. “Who Is Chandni bibi?: Survival as Embodiment in Disaster Disrupted Northern Pakistan.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 44:1&2 (Spring/Summer): 95-110.

A12: Ashfaq, Muhammad, Amar Razzaq, Shamsheer-ul-Haq and Ghulam Muhammad. 2015. “Economic Analysis of Dairy Animal Diseases in Punjab: A Case Study of Faisalabad District.” Journal of Animal and Plant Science 25(5):1482-1495.

A11: Williams, Colin, Muhammad S. Shahid and Alvaro Martinez. 2015. “Determinants of the Level of Informality of Informal Micro-Enterprises: Some Evidence from the City of Lahore, Pakistan.” World Development. 84(August): 312-325.

A10: Qutub, Ayub, Nomana Anjum, Nazia Iftikharm, Mehnaz Mehmood and Nighat Bibi. Fall 2015. “Choices of Adolescent Girls for Schoolyard Activities in Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Pakistan.” Children, Youth and Environments 25(3): 40-61.

A9: Bakhsh. A, M. Ashfaq, A. Ali, M. Hussain, G. Rasool, Z. Haider and R.H. Faraz. 2015. Economic evaluation of different irrigation systems for wheat production in Rechna Doab. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 52(3): 821-828.

A8: Sher, Hassan, Mary E. Barkworth and Hugo J. de Boer. 2015. Medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation in the Swat valley, north-western Pakistan, for economic development and biodiversity conservation. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62: 8. 

A7: Tanwir, Maryam and Azam Chaudhry. 2015. “The performance evaluation system in Pakistan’s civil service.” Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review 3(2): 81-103.

A6: Sher, Hassan and Mary E. Barkworth. 2015. “Economic Development through Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Cultivation in Hindu Kush Himalaya Mountains of District Swat, Pakistan.” Journal of Mountain Sciences 12(5): 1292-1301.

A5: Ashfaq, Muhammad, Amar Razzaq, Sarfraz Hassan and Shamsheer ul Haq. 2015. Factors Affecting the Economic Losses Due to Livestock Diseases: A Case Study of District Faisalabad. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 52(2): 515-520.

A4: Malik, Ammar, Crooks, Andrew, Root, Hilton, Swartz, Melanie. 2015. Exploring Creativity and Urban Development with Agent-Based Modeling. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18(2) 12.

A3: Williams, Colin and Muhammad Shehryar Shahid. 2014. Informal entrepreneurship and institutional theory: explaining the varying degrees of (in)formalization of entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development DOI 10.1080/08985626.2014.963889. Published online 8 October.

A2: Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas, Bushra Naqvi, Christian Bordes and Nawazish Mirza. 2014. Inflation volatility: an Asian perspective. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja 27(1): 280-303. DOI:10.1080/1331677X.2014.952090. Published online 25 September.

A1: Sher, Hassan, Ali Aldosari, Ahmad Ali and Hugo J de Boer. 2014. Economic benefits of high value medicinal plants to Pakistani communities: an analysis of current practice and potential. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10:71.

Journal Articles and WORKING papers
(partial-list update, March 2019)

Bashir, Muhammad Khalid and Ali, Ghaffar. 2018. “Food Safety Perceptions Vs Reality: The Case of Peri-urban Areas of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.” Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 28(4): 1128-1141.

Burki, Abid A., Syed Muhammad Hussain, and Mushtaq A. Khan. 2016. “Pakistan KLEMS Database and Productivity Measurement at the Industry Level.” International Growth Centre, (IGC), London, UK, 44 pp.

 

Jan, Muhammad Ayub. 2017. “The Emergence and Transformation of Batkhela (Pakistan) Bazaar: Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Social Networks, and Change in Underdeveloped Societies.” Journal of South Asian Development 12(3): 308-330.

Majid, Hadia, Ammar A Malik, Katherine Vyborny. 2018. “Infrastructure Investments and Public Transport Use: Evidence from Lahore, Pakistan.” International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK, Working Paper 56 pp.

Miankhel, Adil Khan. 2016. “Channelizing Afghanistan to Pakistan Informal Trade into Formal Channels.” East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Trade Working Papers 25650.

Mirjat, Hussain, N. Uqaili, M.A. Harijan, K. Mustafa, M.W. Rahman, M.M. Khan, M.W. 2018. “A Multi-Criteria Analysis of Electricity Generation Scenarios for Sustainable Energy Planning in Pakistan.” Energies 11(4).

Syed, Ammad Ali, Qazi Masood Ahmed, and Lubna Naz. 2016. “Public Spending on Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Pakistan.” Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), 23(1): 1-20.

Sabir, Samina. 2018. “Economic Infrastructure and Long Run Economic Growth in Pakistan: A New Insight.” Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 9(7): 129-142.

Valasai, G.D., M. A. Uqaili, H. R. Memon, S. R. Samoo, N. H. Mirjat, and K. Harijan. 2016. “Assessment of Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation: Using Pakistan TIMES Energy Model.” Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) 48(4): 775-778.

PSSP WORKING PAPERs (available on IFPRI website)