Design and feasibility of proposed Employment Guarantee Scheme in Pakistan

(September 2009 - December 2010)

Pakistan has recently faced a severe economic crisis due to the global economic recession, rising oil prices and the war against terrorism in Pakhtoonkhwa. As a result of this crisis, unemployment and poverty have increased sharply. In order to provide a floor for employment and a cushion to the economy, the International Labor Organization has commissioned the study of an Employment Guarantee Scheme. The study involves economic assessments of employment guarantee schemes, its social implications, estimated beneficiaries of the scheme, nature of jobs and incorporating experiences of employment guarantee schemes in other countries.

Publications and Papers

Asad Sayeed and Ali Cheema, Addressing Economic Distress Through Public Works: The Case for Pakistan. December 2010.