Development Policy

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 1Apr 26, 2016Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 1The 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 4Feb 24, 2016Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 42015 will be remembered for two landmark global agreements. In September, UN member states endorsed the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Later in the year, 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in France.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan - Issue 7Dec 27, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan - Issue 7Integration 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 2Jul 27, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 2In 2015, the 7th National Finance Commission Award (NFCA) will conclude its ve year term. Deliberations on the 8th NFCA have already begun. As we transition to the new NFCA, it is important to take stock of the achievements and failures of the current award, and its impact on the future of development policy and Pakistan's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The 7th NFCA was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. First, it generated an unparalleled political consensus on the NFC process. The political process which underpinned it was participatory and inclusive, with a broad buy-in characteristic of a truly democratic development process. Second, it introduced much needed structural changes to how funding was distributed between provinces. For the rst time, the criterion for distribution was not based on population alone but on multiple indicators including poverty.

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

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We are aiming to strengthen policy work on development issues in Pakistan. Our Development policies are designed after thorough policy research and provide evidence based policy advice to the national counterparts and facilitate solutions exchange and dialogues, including campaigns on key development challenges. This will also include support on MDGs and the post 2015 development agenda.

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