Publications (Pakistan) : Publications (Pakistan)
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Pakistan's Parallel Foreign Exchange Market
The hundi/hawala network functions as an informal foreign exchange market through a network of hawala brokers located in various regions. These brokers offer more affordable and convenient services, primarily catering to the blue-collar Pakistani workforce, redirecting remittances away from official channels. Although this network poses regulatory challenges, exchange companies find it exceedingly challenging to sever their ties with the hawala network.
Energy Transition and Food Security
Energy supplies and energy shortage have become a global issue since the Ukraine Russia war. However, for South Asia, energy supplies have been an issue even before the war. In December 2022 we invited Mr. Mujtaba Khan, CEO Reon Energy Pakistan, and Mr. Navam Niles, Research Consultant, Centre of Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, for an online web talk titled “Impact of the Ukraine-Russia War on Energy Transition and Food Security in Debt Ridden South Asian Nations“.
Pakistan and European Union under GSP+
This report provides an overview of Pakistan's trade performance under the GSP+ status and implementation of International Conventions. Pakistan’s GSP+ utilization rate has been high however, could be further increased through exhausting relevant tariff lines.
Consumption Patterns in Urban Pakistan
(Soft Launch on 3rd August 2022) This research provides a novel method to calculate consumption at a fine geospatial scale in Urban Pakistan, by synthesizing and transforming several different open-source datasets, and passing them through a statistical pipeline that generates powerful conclusions from relatively sparse data.
Cultural Federalism: Embracing Unity in Diversity in Pakistan (Eng)
From a series of papers to webpanels with interactive discussions and a cartoonist documenting the discussion, this book celebrates diversity in Pakistan through a different and creative lens.