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Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Northern Route Road Construction Activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-01-30)
Pakistan-China relations date back to the Silk Route, but the formal ties began in 1950. Pakistan was the first Muslim country to recognize China as People's Republic and Pakistan International Airlines was the first airline in the world to operate a ...
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.
Pakistan’s Government Data Portals in the age of Open Data
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2016-3-30)
This policy brief aims to conduct a comparative analysis of the National and Provincial Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) mainly through the lens of open data concepts – availability of data, quality of the data available, no copyright ...
Pakistan's Highly Taxed Telecom Market: Fall out and Impact
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-06-05)
The study aims to create awareness among both the public and private sectors about the importance of exploiting useful information resources, address existing difficulties in this respect, foresee future developments which might have an impact on the ...
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 ...
Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Bridging data gaps for effective energy planning
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2020-11-19)
Owing to the absence of research collaboration between government and academia, electricity demand forecasting in Pakistan has long inculcated forecasting errors due to data inconsistencies and modeling approaches. Such forecast discrepancies even ...
Lack of foresight in energy planning of Pakistan
(Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2021-03-03)
Pakistan's energy sector has gone through an electricity crisis recently and blackouts have occurred several times in history. At the current stage, Pakistan is facing energy surplus primarily because of over-investments into the energy sector to ...