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Pre-Budget 2018-19 Policy Brief: Govt. Kitty Vs Public Health – The Case of Reduction in Prices of Cigarettes in Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-04-30)
Cigarettes are the most commonly used medium for tobacco consumption. Annual cigarette consumption in Pakistan is around 86.7 billion sticks1 (49 billion in 19972). Annual local production averages above 57 billion sticks.
Setting the Priorities: Metro Bus Vs Out-of-School Children
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-05-15)
The question as to what are the significant factors in shaping the road to development is of fundamental and primal importance in the present circumstances when the government is focusing more on infrastructure rather than literacy and skills transfer. ...
Track-II diplomacy - Building disaster resilience in Pakistan and India
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-10-15)
Pakistan and India are equally vulnerable to disasters as the two countries have similar geography, climate, and environmental attributes. Both the countries bear losses due to crossborder hydro-climatic disasters and seismic activities. The conflict ...
Demystifying Exchange Rate
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-06-30)
A prudent exchange rate policy and efficient exchange rate is essential for macroeconomic stability and economic growth. Impulsive exchange rate policies may compromise economic growth of a country through generating persistent balance of payments ...
Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness: A Case of Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-12-30)
This paper highlights some important points regarding exchange rate and external competitiveness of Pakistan . Firstly, overvalued exchange rate of Pakistani Rupee [PKR] has affected adversely to already weaker external competitiveness of the country ...
Political Economy of Exchange Rate Misalignment: A Synthesis of Lessons for Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-10-30)
This policy brief makes three important points regarding exchange rate misalignment in Pakistan . Firstly, that the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) has historically remained deviated from its equilibrium value. Secondly, that political and institutional set up ...
Rural-urban migration and climate change adaptation: policy implications for Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2019-05-30)
According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2018 (Eckstein, Künzel and Schäfer, 2017), the country is also among the world’s most vulnerable to longterm climate change impacts. The rural areas’ high dependence on climate-sensitive livelihoods (such as ...
Towards results-oriented national Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) policy: Bridging stakeholders’ equitable involvement
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2021-04-08)
The main focus of our national science, technology & innovation (ST&I) policy has been on the development of ST&I planning and management, human source development, indigenous technology, technology transfer, creation of absorptive capacity and ...