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How Government Funds help to reduce poverty?: A case study of CIF & BISP in Sindh
The study analyzes the impact of these programmes over a specific period of six years.
Junaid Zahid, Mohsin Kazmi on  Nov 17, 2017
Impact of Human capital on Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan
The papers says that there is a need to invest in educational sector to maximize the human capital, which not only helps in economic growth but also contributes to economic development of the country.
Syed Kazmi, Kazim Ali, Ghamze Ali on  Nov 17, 2017
What Constrains Indian Manufacturing ?
India has undertaken extensive reforms in its manufacturing sector in the last two decades. However, an acceleration of growth in manufacturing, and a concomitant increase in employment, has eluded I...
Poonam Gupta, Rana Hasan, Utsav Kumar on  Nov 17, 2017
Demonetisation Post-Truths
On the day when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) finally reported that almost 99% of the proscribed currency notes of ?500 and ?1,000 denomination had returned to the banking system by 30 June 2017, th...
Economic Political Weekly on  Nov 17, 2017
Tariff Liberalization and Trade Specialization in India
Since the early 1990s, India has embarked on economic reforms that have progressively opened up the country to international trade. This paper analyzes the effects of reform on India’s trading struc...
Michele Alessandrini, Bassam Fattouh on  Nov 17, 2017
Disability and Sexuality: Intersectional Analysis in India
The sexuality of the disabled person has largely been ignored. If it is at all acknowledged, then it has been largely through a ‘medical lens. The understanding of sexuality not only as a personal d...
Renu Addlakha on  Nov 17, 2017
Knowledge attitude and practice survey on social protection schemes in selective districts
The study focus on the existing social assistance schemes targeted towards the extreme poor.
Rabia Tabassum, Dr. Shehryar Toru, Mohsin Kazmi on  Nov 16, 2017
Another War Is Looming
The study discusses the problems Pakistan may face in near future in the hands of Pakistani volunteers fighting in Syria.
Rubab Syed, Junaid Zahid on  Nov 16, 2017
India’s Emerging Connectivity with Southeast Asia: Progress and Prospects
Connectivity is the key building block of convergence and cohesion in any regional integration initiative. Development of connectivity across any region—especially of transportation linkages, energy p...
Prabir De on  Nov 16, 2017
The Status of Financial Inclusion, Regulation, and Education in India
India’s financial inclusion agenda has witnessed a paradigm shift over the last decade, away from an emphasis on credit to a more comprehensive approach toward financial services (e.g., opening bank a...
Rajat Kathuria, Abheek Barua, Neha Malik on  Nov 16, 2017
Taming the Fishing Blues : Reforming the Marine Fishery Regulatory Regime in India
Against the backdrop of a dwindling marine fisheries resource base, declining catch rates, and escalating conflicts about securing rights over oceanic resources, this paper emphasises the need to relo...
C Ramachandran, Shinoj Parappurathu on  Nov 15, 2017
Electronic filing System, Bureaucratic Efficiency and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from Bangladesh
A look into the effect of an e-Governance initiative in Bangladesh is on efficiency in the public sector. The electronic Filing (e-Filing) system was introduced to all the Deputy Commissioners' (DC)...
Wahid Abdallah on  Nov 15, 2017
Targetting of Social Transfers: Are India's Elderly Poor Left Behind ?
Whether social transfers should be targeted or universal is an unsolved debate that is particularly relevant for the implementation of social protection schemes in developing countries. While the limi...
Viola Asri on  Nov 15, 2017
24/7 Normalized Water Supply through Innovative Public–Private Partnership: Case Study from Ilkal Town, Karnataka, India
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are seen, in particular by the Government of India, as a mechanism to improve the performance of utilities and generate efficiency gains in the delivery of water ser...
Asian Bank on  Nov 15, 2017
Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India
We examine the effects of trade and services liberalization on wage inequality in India. We find that labor reallocations and wage shifts attributable to liberalization account for at most 29% of the...
Rana Hasan, Aashish Mehta on  Nov 14, 2017