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JUMPING SHIP: THE STORY OF PARTY SWITCHING IN PAKISTAN

Posted May 15, 2014 by Rida Qadri Over tea and sandwiches, a prominent politician from Punjab emphatically declared to my colleague and me, the irrelevance of political parties to Pakistan’s…

PUNJAB ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME: EVALUATING MARKETS FOR SKILL ACQUISITION AND EMPLOYMENT

Vocational training has emerged as a central component of both poverty reduction and growth programs being funded by governments and donors in Pakistan . Vocational training is argued to be…

INVESTIGATION / ASSESSMENT OF PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR MANAGEMENT OF STATE SECTOR SCHOOLS

Investigators: Rabea Malik (IDEAS), Faisal Bari (IDEAS), Maham Masood(IDEAS), Taha Mashhood (IDEAS), Abu Zar (IDEAS) In grappling with problems of quality in state schools, the question of how to improve…

IMPROVING HEALTH THROUGH EDUCATION & BETTER SANITATION

Posted June 11, 2014 by Zohra Sohail & Maryam Amjad Every year more than 1.3 million children die globally due to diarrheal diseases (WHO, 2013). Diarrhea is a water-borne disease…

GARY BECKER: THE MAKINGS OF A NOBEL LAUREATE

Posted July 08, 2014 by Neelum Maqsood Nobel laureate Gary S. Becker passed away at the age of 83 on May 3, 2014 following complications from a recent surgery. He…