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– Evidence from rural Pakistan
Xavier Giné, Salma Khalid, Ghazala Mansuri - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use a randomized community development programme in rural Pakistan to assess the impact of citizen engagement on public service delivery and maternal and child health outcomes. The programme had a strong focus on ensuring the participation of women. Women in the study villages had also...

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– Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states
David Carment, Yiagadeesen Samy - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual political and economic limbo that can last for...

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– Evidence from Pakistan
Hadia Majid, Rashid Memon - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This study explores the patterns and consequences of ethnic and regional inequalities in Pakistan. Using inter-district variation in inequality, ethnic fractionalization, and access to public goods, we extend the literature on public service provisioning by using finer estimates of between-group...

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Hina Nazli, Edward Whitney, Kristi Mahrt - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The official estimates of poverty in Pakistan have shown a remarkable and consistent decline in the poverty headcount during the previous decade.This paper examines trends in poverty between 2001 and 2011 using the official food energy intake and the cost of basic needs approaches, both of which...

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– Measuring real inequality using survey data from developing countries
Ulrik Beck - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates how two effects drive wedges between nominal and real inequality estimates. The effects are caused by (i) differences in the composition of consumption over the income distribution coupled with differential inflation of consumption items; and (ii) quantity discounting...

Journal Article
Mark McGillivray - Journal of Policy Modeling, 2003

This paper provides an econometric analysis of Pakistan’s structural adjustment program. Introduced in 1980, this program has been supported by the World Bank and IMF under their policy-based lending regimes. Building on recent advances in modelling the impact of policy reform, the paper...

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