• Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 2
    Jul 28, 2016

    Escaping the Inequality Trap: One of the world's great achievements of the past decades is the significant fall in global poverty. Between 1990 and 2012 the proportion of humanity living under USD 1.90 a day fell by more than one billion people, driven in a large part by China's efforts. Despite this tremendous achievement, income inequality has increased both within and across countries. Today, 16 percent of the global population earns 55 percent of its income, while 72 percent of the world's poor account for just over one percent of wealth.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 1
    Apr 26, 2016

    The world continues to confront significant threats from extremist groups resorting to violent means to advance their agenda–be it ideological, religious or political. The kidnapping of school girls, the brutal murder of innocent civilians or the bombing of cultural and religious places are used by extremists to terrorize, expand their grip on territory, control resources and illegal trade or compel states in adopting some of their agendas.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan - Volume 2, Issue 3
    Dec 27, 2015

    Integration of FATA: now is the time - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are at the forefront of public attention and this time for mostly good reasons. The ongoing military operation has delivered against violent groups contributing to a substantial reduction of violence in the country during the last year – up to 50% according to data from the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies. Internal displacement caused by the operation swelled to 302 thousand families but since then 36% have returned home and more are expected soon.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 1
    Apr 14, 2015

    These days, Pakistan has a reason to celebrate. It is the fifth anniversary of its 18th constitutional amendment. But is it just an amendment or a constitutional revolution? Only two years after the end of military rule the country deconstructed its state order and reinvented provincial autonomy under a federal roof. With the 18th amendment, Pakistan has given itself in April 2010, a contemporary, democratic and federal state order, which allows the country to build decentralized and local government structures. Now, five years after the amendment, it is possible to hold democratic elections at the federal, provincial and local levels and provides an unprecedented opportunity for Pakistan to consolidate its democracy after the centrist regime.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1 Issue 2
    Jun 25, 2014

    Making Education Work: The Governance Conundrum