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Publications and Papers

Haleema Hasan, Lives and Livelihoods: The Inevitable Defeats of Pakistan’s Poor. Collective Blog. July 2020.
Komal Asim Qidwai, On the Frontlines: The Strain on Healthcare Providers. Collective Blog. June 2020.
Kabeer Dawani and Rehan Jamil, Rethinking Pakistan’s welfare systems after Covid-19. May 2020.
Asad Sayeed, Economic Dynamics and Resource Envelopes. Collective Blog. May 2020.
Keywords: Covid-19, Economy
Ayesha Khan and Sana Naqvi, Dilemmas of Representation: Women in Pakistan’s Assemblies. May 2020.
Haris Gazdar, Coronavirus Lockdown: Should We Prioritize Lives or Livelihoods? Collective Blog.
Keywords: Covid-19, Economy
Komal Asim Qidwai, Covid-19 Impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Pakistan. Collective Blog.
Collective For Social Science Research, 2019 in Review: Our Top 5 Blogs. Collective Blog. December 2019.
Muhammad Ali Jan, Not so Easy Business. Collective Blog. October 2019.
Shehrzadae Moeed and Adil Sayeed, HIV in Pakistan: Who knows, who cares? Collective Blog. August 2019.
Ayesha Khan, Reproductive rights. Collective Blog. June 2019.
Ayesha Khan, Women activists and their turn to the courts. Collective Blog. May 2019.
Rehan Jamil, BISP, Citizenship and Rights Claims in Pakistan. Collective Blog. March 2019.
Kabeer Dawani, The Plight of Domestic Workers in Pakistan. Collective Blog. March 2019.
Zonia Yousuf Baltistani, Challenges of Empowerment for Women in Politics: Resources, Voice and Agency. Collective Blog. February 2019.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Using wood as fuel. Collective Blog. January 2019.
Saba Aslam, Towards a new regional agenda: bringing visibility to rural women in South Asia. Collective Blog. January 2019.
Kabeer Dawani and Ayesha Mysorewala, The Chickens and Eggs Dilemma: Can Poultry Transfers Reduce Poverty? Collective Blog. December 2018.
Keywords: Development, Poverty
Ali Ahmad, Making the most out of democracy. Collective Blog. November 2018.
Keywords: Democracy, Politics
Mishal Khan, "Slaves" and "Bondsmen" after Abolition: Grey Areas and Missed Opportunities.. Collective Blog. July 2018.
Asad Sayeed, In the midst of a crisis. Collective Blog. June 2018.
Kabeer Dawani, The Mystery of Political Will. Collective Blog. April 2018.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Teach a Man how to Fish? Social Transfers in a 'Hungry' Nation. Collective Blog. March 2018.
Marium Ibrahim, Empathy for Everyone? Collective Blog. January 2018.
Noorulain Masood, Karachi's Knifeman Can Stab Us, Not Silence Us. Collective Blog. November 2017.
Keywords: Violence, Women
Marium Ibrahim, Fake plastic trees. Collective Blog. October 2017.
Marium Ibrahim, The Issue with English. Collective Blog. August 2017.
Keywords: Education, Language
Asad Sayeed, India-Pakistan Trade: Economic Sense and Other Sensibilities. Chaophraya Essays, The Jinnah Institute. July 2017.
Keywords: Economy
Hussain Bux Mallah, What Leads to Behavioural Change Amongst Rural Women? Collective Blog. June 2017.
Sidra Mazhar, Patriarchy: No Silver Lining. Collective Blog. June 2017.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Aid: Who Gets Credit? Collective Blog. March 2017.
Keywords: Development
Asad Sayeed, Flying Low: Everyone Seems to Have a Solution for PIA. Collective Blog. January 2017.
Nigel Poole, Haris Gazdar and Mar Maestre, Understanding Agri-Food Value Chains for Nutrition. Collective Blog. January 2017.
Haris Gazdar, Ending Poverty - Drama or Whimper? Collective Blog. December 2016.
Keywords: Politics, Poverty
Haris Gazdar, Violence and Tolerance. Collective Blog. Novermber 2016.
Keywords: Tolerance, Violence
Amna Akhtar, Do we give back? Collective Blog. November 2016.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Mind Your Language. Collective Blog. October 2016.
Haris Gazdar and Ayesha Khan, Bonded Labour in Domestic Work and Begging. in A. Qureshi and A. Khan eds. Bonded Labour in Pakistan. Oxford University Press. August 2016.
Keywords: Labour
Noorulain Masood, Immortalizing Edhi. Collective Blog. July 2016.
Haris Gazdar, Imagining Poverty. Collective Blog. June 2016.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Okara Dispossessions: From Jhanglees to Murabba Holders to Faltus. Collective Blog. June 2016.
Amna Akhtar, Making your work count: it's all about impact. Collective Blog. April 2016.
Kabeer Dawani, More Decentralization, Please!. Collective Blog. March 2016.
Asad Sayeed, Who Benefits from CPEC? Collective Blog. February 2016.
Keywords: CPEC, Economy
Haris Gazdar and Noorulain Masood, Passive or Non-Violent? Collective Blog. January 2016.
Keywords: Terrorism, Violence
Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, How Trade with India Helped Lollywood. Collective Blog. December 2015.
Keywords: Media, Trade
Asad Sayeed, Social Protection in Pakistan. Sarnet Working Paper No.2/2015. December 2015.
Ayesha Khan, The Price of Political Islam. Collective Blog. December 2015.
Haris Gazdar, Politics and Social Change. Collective Blog. December 2015.
Asad Sayeed, Causes of Jihadi Militancy in FATA and Swat areas of Pakistan. in A. Sundar and N. Sundar eds. Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development. Bloomsbury Pakistan. August 2015.
Sara Malkani, The Government's Obligation to Uphold the Right to Maternal Health. Collective Blog. June 2015.
Ayesha Khan, Bringing Real Change for Women. Collective Blog. April 2015.
Keywords: Development, Gender
Hussain Bux Mallah, Roma Left Us!. Collective Blog. April 2015.
Hassan Zaib Abbasi, Hamza Alavi Can Lead You Out of Crisis. Collective Blog. April 2015.
Ayesha Khan, DNA and the Pursuit of Justice. Collective Blog. January 2015.
Yasser Kureshi, The Taliban in FATA: Resistance Fighters or Political Entrepreneurs? Collective Blog. January 2015.
Haris Gazdar, Ameliorate or Leverage? Collective Blog. December 2014.
Haris Gazdar, Yasser Kureshi and Asad Sayeed, The Rise of Jihadi Militancy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas. in A. Sundar and N. Sundar eds. Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development. New Delhi: Sage India. November 2014.
Haris Gazdar, But That's Another Blog. Collective Blog. November 2014.
Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, Debating Political Economy of the Budget. Collective Blog. November 2014.
Ayesha Khan, "The black spot on the radiant face of Islam" : Muslim Family Laws Ordinances 1961. Collective Blog. October 2014.
Keywords: Gender, Legislation
Haris Gazdar, Flood 2014 - Some Lessons from 2010. Collective Blog. September 2014.
Keywords: Climate Change
Naila Kabeer and Ayesha Khan, Cultural Values or Universal Rights? Women's Narratives of Compliance and Contestation in Urban Afghanistan. Feminist Economics, Volume 20, Issue 3, 1 -24. June 2014.
Keywords: Gender
Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Size of Settlement and Urbanization in Sindh. Collective for Social Science Research. June 2014.
Haris Gazdar, Agricultural Tribes. box text in 'What has been the most landmark court case in Pakistan?'. Herald. March 2014.
Keywords: Caste, Class
Haris Gazdar, Political Economy of Reform: Social Protection Reform in Pakistan. in G. Koehler and D. Chopra (eds). Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia, Routledge, London and New York. February 2014.
Asad Sayeed and Thomas Kirk, Institutional Vacuum, Violence and the State: The Case of Swat, Pakistan. JSRP Blog. December 2013.
Keywords: Conflict, State
Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Informality and Political Violence in Karachi. Urban Studies, 50: 3065-3083. November 2013.
Haris Gazdar, Syeda Quratulain Masood and Haider Naqvi, Bottom-Up or Top-Down: Exclusion and Citizenship in Pakistan. Paper prepared for the Overseas Development Institute. August 2013.
Hussain Bux Mallah, Social Inequality and Environmental Threats in Indus Delta Villages: Pakistan. Working Paper 118/2013, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development. Bielefeld. April 2013.
Ayesha Khan, Induced Abortion in Pakistan: Community-Based Research. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, vol.63, no.4 (Suppl 3), pp. S27-S32. April 2013.
Ayesha Khan, Democracy and Women's Rights: Pakistan's Progress (2007-2012). Pakistan NGO Alternative Report on CEDAW 2005-2009 (With Updated Notes 2009-2012). Islamabad: Aurat Foundation Publication and Information Service. 2012.
Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, caste and housing in rural Pakistani Punjab: The untold story of the Five Marla Scheme. Contributions to Indian Sociology; 46(3): 311-336. October 2012.
Keywords: Caste, Class, Housing, Land
Ayesha Khan, Social Science Research and Engagement in Pakistan. in A. B. Tickner and D. L. Blaney, eds., Thinking International Relations Differently. London and New York: Routledge. 2012.
Ayesha Khan and Sarah Zaman, The Criminal Justice System and Rape: An Attitudinal Study of the Public Sector's Response to Rape in Karachi. War Against Rape (WAR) and Collective for Social Science Research. 2012.
Keywords: Gender
Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Making of a 'Colony' in Karachi and the Politics of Regularisation. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, Thematic Issue No. 5, Rethinking Urban Democracy. February 2012.
Ayesha Khan, Age at Marriage and Child-bearing in Pakistan. Social Science and Policy Bulletin, Lahore School of Management Sciences, vol. 2 no.3: 13-18. 2011.
Ayesha Khan and Saman Qureshi, Researching Forced Migration in Pakistan: An Introduction to Research Ethics, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme. 2011. Islamabad: CAMP. 2011.
Naila Kabeer, Ayesha Khan and Naysan Adlparvar, Afghan Values or Women's Rights? Gendered Narratives about Continuity and Change in Urban Afghanistan. IDS Working Paper 387, Brighton. Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex. December 2011.
Keywords: Gender
Haris Gazdar, Karachi's Violence: Duality and Negotiation. SPO Discussion Paper Series No. 10. Strengthening Participatory Organization. September 2011.
Ayesha Khan, Lady Health Worker and Social Changes in Pakistan. Volume 46 No.30. Economic and Political Weekly. July 23, 2011.
Keywords: Gender
Haris Gazdar, The Fourth Round and Why They Fight On: A History of Land and Reform in Pakistan. in R. Kalshian (ed). Leveling the Playing Field: A Survey of Pakistan's Land Reforms. Panos South Asia. PANOS South Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal. March 2011.
Asad Sayeed, Gains from Trade and Structural Impediments to India-Pakistan Trade. E. Sridharan, ed., International Relations Theory and South Asian Regional Cooperation, Vol. II. Oxford University Press, Delhi. 2011.
Shehla Zaidi, Shafqat Shehzad, Asad Sayeed and Liaquat Khowaja, Landscaping Health Financing Works in Pakistan: Report. World Health Organization (W.H.O.). December 2010.
Asad Sayeed, Overcoming the Livelihood Crisis in Flood-Affected Areas, in Pakistan at Risk: Challenges and Opportunities After the Flood. Jinnah Institute. October 2010.
Asad Sayeed, Contextualising Corruption in Pakistan. Social Science and Policy Bulletin, Lahore University of Management Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1. Summer 2010.
Haris Gazdar, Democracy in Pakistan: The Chasm. Commentary. Economic and Political Weekly. May 2010.
Keywords: Democracy
Panel Of Economists, Final Report of the Panel of Economists: Medium-Term Development Imperatives and Strategy for Pakistan. Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan. April 2010.
Haris Gazdar, Democracy Does the Heavy Lifting, Handle It With Care. Economic & Political Weekly. October 2009.
Keywords: Democracy, State
Haris Gazdar, Baglihar and Politics of Water: A Historical Perspective from Pakistan. The Economic and Political Weekly. February 2005.
Rashid Memon, Determinants and Trends of Internal Migration. Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization. January 2005.
Keywords: Migration
Asad Sayeed, The Defence Budget and Good Governance. SZABIST, Karachi. 2004.
Asad Sayeed and Radhika Balakrishnan, Why Do Firms Disintegrate? Towards an Understanding of the Firm-level Decision to Subcontract and its Implications for Labor. in ed. William Milberg, Labor and the Globalization of Production: Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire. 2004.
Keywords: Labour
Haris Gazdar, Pre-Modern, Modern and Post-Modern Famine: Iraq Under Sanctions. IDS Bulletin, November 2004.
Asad Sayeed, Violence as a Handmaiden to Development? The Story of Capital Accumulation in Thailand. Paper Presented at the First South Asia Fellows of the Asian Scholarship Foundation Conference, New Delhi, November 7-8, 2004.
Asad Sayeed, Corruption, Governance and Development in Thailand. Paper Presented at the Fourth Annual Fellows Conference of the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok, August 3-4, 2004. August 2004.
Haris Gazdar, Gender Space: Patriarchy and Socio-Economic Stagnation in Pakistan. Paper prepared for SPO Discussion Paper Series. June 2003.
Haris Gazdar, Who Missed School? Caste in Rural Pakistan. Conference Paper. December 2002.
News / Events

Kabeer Dawani presented his paper, "Why do Pockets of Effectiveness Develop in Weak States? The Case of the Sindh Revenue Board" at the 13th Annual Conference organized by the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The theme of the conference was Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia.
Rehan Rafay Jamil presented on "Social Policy and Changing Citizenship Boundaries in Pakistan" at the at the 13th Annual Conference organized by the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The theme of the conference was Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia.
Ayesha Khan's presentation on 'A Public Interest Litigation Case to Address Obstetric Fistula in Sindhat' at a Consultation on Maternal Health Petition hosted by the Collective for Social Science Research in Karachi.
Women and Inclusivity of Growth, Pakistan @100.
Dr Asad Sayeed at a panel on "New Economies, Media & Startup Collaborations" at the India-Pakistan Economic Connectivity Forum at the 23rd Chaophraya Dialogue.
Dr Asad Sayeed at a panel on "State of Trade between India and Pakistan: Roadblocks and Potential" at the India-Pakistan Economic Connectivity Forum at the 23rd Chaophraya Dialogue.
"The Impact of Afghan Soviet War on Pakistan." Dr. Asad Sayeed at a book launch panel at the 9th Karachi Literature Festival.
"Love Thy Neighbour: India-Pak Relations." Dr. Asad Saeed at a panel at the 9th Karachi Literature Festival.
"#MeToo. Gender Issues Today." Haris Gazdar at a panel at the 9th Karachi Literature Festival.
Haris Gazdar's presentation at seminar on Sustainable Development Goals, Aga Khan University, Karachi.
Can Rural Leaders Play a Role? Noorulain Masood presented at the SAFANSI Roundtable on Government Action for Nutrition.
'Recognising, Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Women Agricultural Workers in South Asia.' LANSA policy dialogue at the 2nd Agriculture, Nutrition, Health (ANH) Academy Week and Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Gender, Fundamentalism, and Development. Ayesha Khan presented in a series of seminars, organised jointly by SOAS and UEL (University of East London).
Understanding the Complexity of Armed Conflicts in South Asia. Book Review by Economic and Political Weekly.
The Potholed Road to Decentralization: An Explorative Study of Service Delivery in Karachi by Kabeer Dawani and Ammar Khalid (IDEAS) at the 10th Annual LUMS HSS Conference.
Mafia domination or victims of Neo-Liberalism? Woes of Karachi's urban transport. Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani at the 10th Annual LUMS HSS Conference.
Pak-China Relations: Partnership or Patronage. Asad Sayeed's talk on Pak-China Economic Corridor at the 2015 Khayaal Festival.
Causes of Jihadi Militancy in FATA and Swat areas of Pakistan. Asad Sayeed's talk for Bloomsbury Pakistan.
Does women's work in agriculture help or hinder nutrition in Pakistan? Haris Gazdar's talk at IDS, part of the Transform Nutrition Seminars.
Social Protection in Pakistan. Asad Sayeeds presentation at the South Asia Research Networks (SARNET) International Conference on Meeting the Challenges of Employment and Social Protection in South Asia.
The Second International Karachi Conference.
Youth Bulge in Pakistan: Dividend or Chaos. Asad Sayeeds presentation at the South Asia Research Networks (SARNET) Symposium on Youth Bulge in South Asia.