A Review of The Labour Market Research at PIDE – 1957-2009
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) since its inception in the mid-fifties has been promoting cutting edge socio- economic research bearing upon critical developmental issues. This research work was disseminated through articles in the Pakistan Development Review (PDR) and PIDE research reports. In the area of labour market research specifically the contribution and assistance of international organisations in undertaking joint research activities and in providing technical and financial support has to be acknowledged Prominent among these were the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in particular its regional centre, the erstwhile Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion (ARTEP), and the World Bank. The support of the Netherlands Government boosted both the quantum, and quality of research activities at PIDE.