Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Reconfiguring Pakistan: State, Society, Economy
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Reconfiguring Pakistan: State, Society, Economy

Publication Year : 2023

Reconceptualising Development
Reform: What, How, and for Whom?, Nadeem ul Haque
A Possible Reform Agenda, Shahid Kardar
A Call for Change, Abida Naurin
Governance Reform in Pakistan, Muhammad Yasir Wattu
Charting the Course at a Nation’s Crossroads, Kaleem Imam
Agenda for the Incoming Government, Pakistan Business Council

Constitutional Reform
Need for Constitutional Reforms, Farhatullah Babar
Making our Democracy Work: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It – A Lawyer’s View, Umer Gillani
Arbitrary Adjournments, Sahar Saqib
Labour Legislation, Parvez Rahim
Textual Mapping of Gender in Pakistan’s Constitution, Marva Khan
Constitutional Economics and Development, Mohammed Sarwar Khan

Political Contestation
Electoral Reform: A Case for Proportional Representation, Sarwar Bari
Cold Flesh (Thanda Gosht), Ayesha Siddiqa
Why is Pakistani Politics Stuck in a Groove?, Shahzad Chaudhry
Enhancing Electoral Trust for Economic Stability, Nasir Iqbal
Rethinking Electoral Politics, Abbas Moosvi
The Three-Year Political Term: Benefits, Challenges, and Staggered Elections in Focus, Abida Naurin

Parliament and Civil Service
Civil Service Reform in Pakistan: Some Principles, Nadeem ul Haque
Governance Reforms: Anchored in Civil Service Reforms, Shahid Kardar
Bureaucratic Reform, Sameen A. Mohsin Ali
Conceptualising Reform: Political Economy of Incremental Processes Versus Sudden Overhauls, Asad Ejaz Butt
The Unfinished Agenda of Parliamentary Reforms, Ahmed Bilal Mehboob
Unmasking the Hidden Costs, Ajmal Kakar

Economic Policy
Kill Transactions, Kill Economic Growth, Nadeem ul Haque
Fiscal Management in Pakistan: The Way Forward, Mahmood Khalid
Restructuring and Rescheduling of External and Domestic Debt, Shahid Kardar
A Proactive and Pro-People Policy Framework, Ammar H. Khan
Reforms – Monetary and Fiscal, Salim Raza
FBR Tax Policy and Performance: Loopholes in Federal Tax Revenue Forecasting, Um Ul Baneen
Fiscal Policy for Economic Growth, Faisal Rashid
Revitalising Pakistan’s Financial Landscape: A Call for Comprehensive Reforms in the Stock Market, Ahmed Fraz

Foreign Aid
So Much Aid, So Little Development, Shahid Mehmood
Economic Self-Determination, the IMF, and Pakistan, Ayesha Malik
Is There an Alternative Path to Foreign Aid?, Themrise Khan
Effective Aid Requires a Locally Owned Development Vision, Tobias Haque
Pakistan and the IMF, Khurram Husain
The Double-Edged Sword of Identity Capitalism: A Case Study of Pakistan’s Khwajasira Community Based Organisations, Mehrub Moiz

Revamping Energy Systems for a Sustainable Future, Afia Malik
The Tangled Web of Energy Governance, Khalid Waleed
Renegotiating Agreements with IPPs to Reform the Energy Sector, Shahid Kardar
Meaningful Energy Transition in Pakistan: Microscale to Macroscale, Muhammad Amir Raza

Trade and Industry
Revitalising Pakistan’s Industrial Sector: A Roadmap for Resilience and Innovation, Usman Qadir
Can Domestic Trade be the Engine of Pakistan’s Growth?, Omer Siddique
Industrial Policy Reform, Ishrat Husain
The Need for Trade Policy Reforms in Pakistan, Muhammad Zeshan
Beyond Import Substitution: Charting Pakistan’s Future with Export-led Growth, Shahid Sattar And Amna Urooj
Strengthening Institutions and Simplifying Regulations: Key to Unleashing Pakistan’s Trade and Industrial Potential, Vaqar Ahmed
Fostering Trade and Industry, Manzoor Ahmed

Land and Agriculture
Revitalising the Seed Industry in Pakistan, Abedullah and Muhammad Faisal Ali
Agricultural Income Tax, Ikramul Haque
Land Reforms through Agricultural Land Consolidation, Muhammad Faisal Ali
No Progress Without Land Reform, Abbas Moosvi
The Neglected Tale of Agricultural Land Markets, Sobia Rose

Labour Relations
Incorporating Women into Pakistan’s Labour Force, Hadia Majid
Beneath the Surface: Unmasking the Cost of Public Servant in Pakistan, Nadeem Khan and Khurram Elahi
Privoconomy: Private-Sector’s Impact on Pakistan’s Unemployment and Shrinking Employability of Human Capital, Rutaba Adnan
A Case for Unionisation, Namra Gilani and Ramis Sohail
Revitalising Labour Relations in Pakistan: A Call for Comprehensive Reforms, Asma Hyder
Looking Beyond the Mainstream Business and Economic Approaches: Restoring Acts of Humanising in Pakistan, Shaista Khilji

Akhuwat University: A Paradigm Shift in Education, Asad Zaman
Education: Some Thoughts on the Way Forward, Faisal Bari
Latest PISA Assessment: Lessons for Pakistan, Jahangir Khan
Education Priorities: Access Vs. Quality, Raja Rafi Ullah

Public Welfare
Where are the Opportunities for the Poor?, Nadeem ul Haque
Social Protection in Pakistan: Reforms for Inclusive Equity, Shujaat Farooq
The Reality of Housing in Pakistan, Arif Hasan
Public Health Crisis: A Cry for Reforms, Zafar Mirza
Augmenting Universal Health Coverage through Digital Technologies in Pakistan, Zia Banday

Cities and Local Governance
Decolonising the City for Sustained Development: Land, Commerce, and Real Estate, Nadeem ul Haque
Beyond Code and Control: Reimagining Technology in Urban Pakistan for Collective Empowerment, Hamza Sarfraz
Urban Transit and Transportation Service in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities, Murtaza Haider
Local Government Reforms: An Overview, Iftikhar Ahmad

The Song Remains the Same, Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
COP28 and Pakistan’s Energy Transition, Maha Kamal
Cease and Desist: Would a Carbon Tax Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future for Pakistan?, Manal Wasim
Air Pollution, Sanval Nasim

Society and Culture
Who Do We Think We Are: The Question of Identity, Durre Nayab
Social and Civil Engagement: Building Community or ‘Bowling Alone’?, Durre Nayab
Incubating Community Centres and Creative Industries, Fahd Zulfiqar and Abbas Moosvi
What’s in a Name? The Indeterminacy of Power, Politics and People, Afrasiyab Khan
The Vulgar in the Vernacular: From Meeraji to Punjabi Theatre, Hammad Bilal
Online Communities, Sense of Belonging and Beyond, Saman Nazir
Leadership Pathologies, Neda Mulji
Exploring the Value Structure of Pakistan’s Job Market, Henna Ahsan