Participation in Poverty Reduction

IPF fellowship (2005-2006)

    Project Proposal

    Timetable

    Initial Issue Paper

    Initial Advocacy and Work Plan

    Interim Activity Report

   IPF Research Paper

    IPF Policy Paper

Continuing fellowship (2007-2008)

          Project Proposal

          Timetable

IPF related research

        I.      Background paper on structural adjustment and poverty alleviation in Pakistan

      II.      CSO review of the PRSP in Pakistan

    III.      Devolution and the PRSP in Pakistan

Other relevant documents/articles

concerning the PRSP

         i.      The Politics of Development Aid: Implications for Pakistan (paper in Oxford Univ. Press publication)

       ii.      Evaluating development impacts

(newspaper article)

      iii.      Another development strategy for Pakistan (newspaper article)

      iv.      Revision of the PRSP (newspaper article)

Clips from ‘Developing Pakistan’ (a satellite television talk-show)

         Promotional clip

         Discussion on the PRSP (Clip 1 &

Clip 2)

 Voice of America’s (VOA) Urdu Service discussions on the PRSP (Audio clips)

         Clip of 1st VOA Roundtable on the PRSP in Pakistan

         Audio clip of 2nd VOA Roundtable on the PRSP in Pakistan

Other VOA excerpts (Audio clips)

1. Clip of comments on conserving water in Pakistan

2. Clip of comments on managing basic health in Pakistan

3. Clip of comments on environmental management by local governments in Pakistan

4. Clip of comments on quality of primary education in Pakistan

VOA Roundtable (Audio clip)

         Roundtable discussion on water situation in Pakistan

 


My International Policy Fellowship research has been undertaken with support from the Open Society Institute in Budapest.

During the first phase of my fellowship (April 2005 to August 2006), I focused on the issue of 'Participation in the process of developing Pakistan's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper' (PRSP). The specific objectives of this research were as follows:

        To improve the quality of analysis, highlight lessons learned, and to provide recommendations to enhance ownership of international development initiatives

        Encourage greater participation in poverty alleviation through means feasible both for the Pakistan Government (Ministry of Finance and other relevant ministries), its donors (World Bank and other multilateral and bilateral donors), and the public at large

        To identify means to facilitate participation for ensuring country ownership and greater effectiveness of international development efforts to alleviate poverty, particularly with reference to the PRSP

Subsequently, I have been granted a Continuing Fellowship by the IPF (August 2007 to 2008) to examine the issue of how land tenancy arrangements are being influenced by the PRSP process.

(Most of my research findings pertaining to the PRSP process are accessible from the column on the left side of this web-site)


 

 

 

 

 

 


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  About myself

               

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  Academic Papers

i.

 Paper on international aid

ii.

 Paper on Pakistan's seed industry

  Articles

  1.  

Article from Yale Global Online

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Article on TRALAC website

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Article on Global Envision website

  1.  

Op-ed no. 1

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Op-ed no. 2

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More Op-eds …

  Research on devolution

I.

Identification of best practices in devolution in Pakistan

II.

Innovations in Tehsil Municipal Administration in Jaranwala

III.

Innovative health management in Rahimyar Khan

IV.

CCB formation in Khairpur

V.

Efforts to improve sanitation services in Lodhran

VI.

Innovations in Tehsil Municipal Administration in Sadiqabad

Other research studies

I.

Strengthening Poor Farmers in Pakistan: Farmers Training Programme

II.

Citizen score-cards on devolution

III.

Research report on Citizen Community Boards in Pakistan

  Audio-visual clips of VTV  Lectures

1.

Promo. For Cultural Anthropology

2.

Promo. For International Relations

Documentary on the Pakistan

Social Forum (Video clip)

               

PSF documentary (made with support from B-Plus)

Glimpses from the Pakistan

Social Forum - 2006

          

Introducing the PRSP to a plenary, and some other sessions

 

Glimpses from a strategic visioning workshop on devolution at LEAD House in Islamabad (March 2006)

       

Plenary on Citizen Community Boards (photo 1 & photo 2)

 

Contribution to Global Development Network’s research project

       

Case-study of Sustainable Development Policy Institute

Link to Individual-Land