Policy Analysis on Pakistan
What growing entrepreneurship means for Pakistan

Pakistan has a rapidly growing startup environment. Entrepreneurs are building technology-based companies to provide solutions for a wide array of sectors. What are the implications of this for Pakistan's development? That's the subject of the latest episode of the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives' newly re-vamped podcast, Talking IDEAS. Fawzia Naqvi, a vice president at an impact investment firm, explains why entrepreneurship expands the space for civil society, and what it will take for Pakistan to have a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

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Call for Submissions
Developing Pakistan blog: Where insight meets clarity on Pakistan's development issues

We want to make a platform for accesible, in-depth discussion on critical issues in development policy in Pakistan. Here's how you can help:

Developing Pakistan, a new blog currently maintained by CDPR and the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), is seeking article submissions! Pieces can cover an array of topics, as long as they are related to Pakistan's economic and social development.  

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About CDPR
In Pakistan, policy decisions and public discourse are often uninformed by available research. The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) bridges this gap by communicating cutting-edge, evidence-based research on development issues in Pakistan to an audience of policymakers, students, the media and the wider public. With support from the International Growth Centre (IGC), CDPR disseminates policy briefs, hosts events, engages with the media and produces digital content to make topics in development research such as economic growth, energy, education, health and governance intelligible to both decision makers and the public.
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