The Karandaaz Women Entrepreneurship Challenge

Aug 28, 2018
Of the total women population in the country, only 22.4 percent are employed. This is very low compared to middle income economies such as Indonesia (38.2 percent) and Malaysia (38.1 percent) and higher income countries such as United States (45.8

Leveraging Telecommunication Services for Financial Inclusion

Jul 4, 2018
Donors and policymakers in developing countries have placed a key focus on Financial Inclusion in the development policy agenda.

Why Digital Finance Supervisors Should Automate Data Collection

May 15, 2018
The advent of technology solutions to data collection — or “RegTech” — has made it possible for supervisors to collect huge amounts of data from digital financial services (DFS) providers at a more granular level than ever before

Money Well Spent

Apr 27, 2018
Popular catchphrases in the development sector are “bottom of the pyramid”, “doing more with less”, and “sustainable development”. An emerging catchphrase that is of growing importance and has emerged recently is “value for money”. In recent years, there is a

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Transport & Logistics Sector Growth Potential in Pakistan
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Karandaaz Pakistan.

Apr 19, 2018
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mix of debt and investment of an estimated US$62billion by the government of China to develop energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan. It is targeting 17.7% of its total CPEC investment, i.e. US$11B

The Importance of Efficient Payment Mechanisms for Social Safety Nets – The Beneficiary Perspective

Apr 12, 2018
The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), launched in 2008, with an annual budget of $1.15 Billion, is the largest and most systematic social protection initiative ever implemented in Pakistan.