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”.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Transport & Logistics Sector Growth Potential in Pakistan

Apr 19, 2018
The growth dynamics of the sector are such that it has surpassed, the annual growth rate of GDP during 1991 and 2016. It contributed 13.3% to the GDP in 2016-2017, and this share is expected to rise by 2.5 percentage points, as CPEC projects are completed. The sector is currently responsible for the creation of approximately 3 million formal jobs, which would increase to about 3.6 million with CPEC.

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.

RegTech and Digital Finance Supervision: A Leap into the Future

Feb 28, 2018
This Brief aims to provide national and global policy makers with a clear picture of the rapid development of digital financial services for the poor and the need for their attention and informed understanding.

The State of Housing Finance in Pakistan

Jan 31, 2018
Housing is a fundamental need whose provision can ensure a minimum standard of welfare for a family unit. Indeed, it has been recognized as such through the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and its reaffirmation at the 1996 UN Habitat Conference through the “Adequate Shelter for All” slogan.

The Viability of Warehouse Receipt Financing in Pakistan

Jan 23, 2018
The WHR financing mechanism, supported by a developed ecosystem and strong linkages between farmers, financial institutions, warehousing and subsidiary service providers, may therefore prove vital for improving efficiency, transparency of the distribution of agricultural commodities, and benefit to all stakeholders.


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