SDPI Working Papers


  • Is FDI Growth Enhancing: An Exploration from OIC Member Countries 

    Javed, Sajid Amin; Shirazi, Nasim Shah (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-01-30)
    This study examines the impact of FDI inflow on economic growth of the selected countries over the period of 1980-2011. Results, from Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) in Simultaneous Equations Model (SEM), suggest that positive spillover-effect of ...
  • Freedom of Expression in Pakistan: A myth or a reality 

    Liaquat, Sadaf; Qaisrani, Ayesha; Khokhar, Elishma Noel (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-10-30)
    In Pakistan, freedom of expression is the constitutional right of every citizen; however, this right is seldom exercised due to red tape. This study intends to explore the current status of freedom of expression in the country with the aim to identify ...
  • Socio-economic and Cultural Factors of Violence against Women in Pakistan 

    Qaisrani, Ayesha; Liaquat, Sadaf; Khokhar, Elishma Noel (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-08-30)
    In Pakistan, violence against women is an uncanny behaviour that transpired to be a ‘norm’ due to the preposterous acceptance of centuries-old conservative and feudal mindset. Though there have been legislative developments to address this serious ...
  • National Study on Agriculture Investment in Pakistan 

    Ahmed, Vaqar; Javed, Asif (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-06-30)
    Pakistan is a food insecure and water scarce country. Though, there had been a decrease in ‘extremely food insecure’ population from 22.4% in 2009 to 17.4% in 2013, an overall extent of food insecurity has increased from 48.6% in 2009 to 58% in 2013(Ramay ...

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