Dr. Niaz Murtaza (Lead Researcher) and Shabana Kishwar, PIDE (Research Associate)
The persistence of stubborn poverty in many parts of the world has attracted the attention of world leaders, development practitioners and policy makers. Poverty reduction is one of the main issues in development. Therefore, addressing the root cause of poverty and inequality is a major challenge faced by the governments worldwide. Despite numerous studies, the field of poverty suffers from multiple and conflicting definitions and measurement techniques. There is also a lack of understanding of the common characteristics of the poor and a lack of proper understanding of the root causes of poverty which relate to political factors like marginalization, disempowerment and institutionalized discrimination. Given this lack of clarity, anti-poverty programs often fail to achieve their objectives. With a view to overcoming these problems, a research study is planned with the following objectives:
Time frame: January 1 to Deember 31, 2017
Rapid Appraisals conducted by INSPIRING Pakistan along with local councilors in Pind Bhagwal and French Colony in Islamabad as part of research on Islamabad Local Government system in November 2016
Islamabad-Advocating further political, administrative and financial devolution, experts on Wednesday pointed out several flaws in the Islamabad local government (LG) system. A review report launched by INSPIRING Pakistan and Pattan Development Organisation, Islamabad called for legislative...