(November 2008 - April 2009)
The Pakistan office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commissioned Haris Gazdar to prepare a strategic review of policies relating to the reduction of economic inequality in Pakistan. The desk-based review examined key policy statements and documents of the government and international development partners. It was found that the reduction in economic inequality has not been an explicit policy goal on the part of the government and its international development partners. Economic inequality appears in the policy discussion as a derivative issue arising from concern about poverty reduction.