Research Papers and Reports
  1. Natasha Ansari, Rashid Mehmood and Haris Gazdar, Analysing Pakistan's Modern Dairy ValueChain Intervention. LANSA Working Paper Series, Volume 2018 No 29. June 2018.

  2. Natasha Ansari, Rashid Mehmood and Haris Gazdar, A Value-Chain Perspective on Wheat Flour Fortification in Pakistan. LANSA Working Paper Series, Volume 2018 No 27. April 2018.

  3. Asad Sayeed, India-Pakistan Trade: Economic Sense and Other Sensibilities. Chaophraya Essays, The Jinnah Institute. July 2017.

    Keywords: Economy

  4. Sidra Mazhar, Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar, The Hidden Economic Backbone-Women in Agriculture. Paper presented at the LUMS International Conference on Gender,Work and Society. April 2017.

  5. Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, Living Wage Report:Urban and Rural Pakistan. March 2017.

  6. Samar Zuberi, Rashid Mehmood and Haris Gazdar, Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2016, No 7. July 2016.

  7. Asad Sayeed, Khurram Husain and Syed Salim Raza, Informality in Karachi's Land, Manufacturing and Transport Sectors: Implications for Stability. United States Institute of Peace, Peaceworks No. 114. May 2016.

  8. Haris Gazdar and Ayesha Mysorewala, Large Surveys and Small Voices: Meanings of Hunger in Pakistan. Research Report. Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility. April 2016.

  9. Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Ayesha Mysorewala, Pakistan Year 3 Findings from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility Study. December 2015.

  10. Asad Sayeed, Social Protection in Pakistan. Sarnet Working Paper No.2/2015. December 2015.

  11. Ayesha Khan, Samar Zuberi, Rashid Mehmood and Rabia Khan, Best Practices in Girls' Enrolment in Pakistan. The Citizens Foundation: A Case Study. August 2015.

    Keywords: Education, Gender, Women

  12. Ayesha Khan, Samar Zuberi, Rashid Mehmood and Rabia Khan, Best Practices in Girls' Enrolment in Pakistan. The Citizens Foundation: A Case Study. Research Report. August 2015.

    Keywords: Education, Gender, Women

  13. Asad Sayeed and Zubair Faisal Abbasi, The role of Central Banks in supporting economic growth and creation of productive employment: The case of Pakistan. I.L.O.. May 2015.

  14. Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Women's Agricultural Work and Nutrition in Pakistan: Findings from Qualitative Research. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2015, No.02. LANSA. January 2015.

  15. Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Synergies or Trade-Off Between Agricultural Growth and Nutrition: Women's Work and Care. Paper presented at the 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad. December 2014.

  16. Michael Loevinsohn and Rashid Mehmood, Convergence on Nutrition in Agricultural Systems of Innovation: Concepts and Methods, with Examples from Pakistan. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2014, No.01. LANSA. October 2014.

    Keywords: Agriculture, Nutrition

  17. Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar, Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: Evidence from Two Communities in Pakistan. IDS Working Paper, Volume 2014, No 449. September 2014.

  18. Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar, Impact Evaluation of DFIDs Electoral Programmes in Pakistan. DFID and Collective for Social Science Research. September 2014.

    Keywords: Elections

  19. Rashid Mehmood and Samar Zuberi, Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan. LANSA Internal Paper. June 2014.

  20. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Size of Settlement and Urbanization in Sindh. Collective for Social Science Research. June 2014.

  21. Asad Sayeed, Hussain Bux Mallah and Laila Rajani, Class Conflict,Extraneous Factors or Institutional Vacuum? Review Paper on Causes of Violence in Swat. The Asia Foundation. May 2014.

    Keywords: Conflict, State

  22. Haris Gazdar, Agricultural Tribes. box text in 'What has been the most landmark court case in Pakistan?'. Herald. March 2014.

    Keywords: Caste, Class

  23. Ayesha Khan, Reproductive Health Knowledge and Perceptions: A Rapid Assessment in Four Villages in Sindh. Indus Resource Centre, Karachi. February 2014.

  24. Haris Gazdar and Samar Zuberi, Final Report of the Beneficiary Feedback Survey, National Cash Transfer Programme-Pakistan. February 2014.

  25. 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.

  26. Collective For Social Science Research, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Targeting Process Evaluation. Final Report. Submitted by: ICF GHK in association with Collective for Social Science Research and Associates in Development (AiD) Private Limited. July 2013.

  27. Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar, Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan - Pathways and Disconnects. LANSA Pakistan Evidence Paper. LANSA and Collective for Social Science Research. May 2013.

    Keywords: Agriculture, Nutrition

  28. 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.

  29. Ayesha Khan, Asad Sayeed, Fatima Haider and Sidra Kamran, Child Protection System Mapping and Assessment 2013 - Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. UNICEF. March 2013.

  30. Ayesha Khan, Asad Sayeed, Saba Shaikh, Asad Jamal and Sidra Kamran, Child Protection System Mapping and Assessment 2013 - Punjab. UNICEF. January 2013.

  31. Asad Sayeed, Ayesha Khan, Fatima Haider and Sidra Kamran, Child Protection System Mapping and Assessment - Sindh. UNICEF. December 2012.

  32. Asad Sayeed, Ayesha Khan and Sidra Kamran, Child Protection System Mapping and Assessment - Balochistan. UNICEF. December 2012.

  33. 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.

  34. Haris Gazdar and Haider Naqvi, Financial Inclusion and Literacy: Qualitative Fieldwork Findings. Collective for Social Science Research. August 2012.

  35. Haris Gazdar, Ayesha Khan and Saman Qureshi, Causes and Implications of Induced Abortion in Pakistan: A Social and Economic Analysis. Karachi. Collective for Social Science Research. June 2012.

  36. Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Mishal Khan, Assessment of World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan's School Feeding Programme. WFP and Collective for Social Science Research. June 2012.

  37. Hussain Bux Mallah, Power Mapping and Stakeholder Analysis: Four Priority Sites of the Indus Ecoregion. mimeo. Indus for All Programme-WWF Pakistan and Collective for Social Science Research. April 2012.

    Keywords: Environment, Poverty

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. Haris Gazdar, Karachi's Violence: Duality and Negotiation. SPO Discussion Paper Series No. 10. Strengthening Participatory Organization. September 2011.

  42. Azmat Budhani and Haris Gazdar, Land Rights and the Indus Flood 2010: Rapid Assessment and Policy Review. Oxfam Research Report. June 2011.

  43. Asad Sayeed, Employment Program in the Flood Affected Areas. ILO. May 2011.

  44. Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar, Strategic Engagement Abroad and Labour Non-Markets at Home: Globalisation and Employment in Pakistan. Collective for Social Science Research. January 2011.

    Keywords: Employment, Labour

  45. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, caste and housing in rural Punjab -the untold story of the Marla schemes. CSP Research Report 12, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

  46. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing, marginalisation and mobility in Pakistan: residential security as social protection. CSP Research Report 04, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

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

  48. Shehla Zaidi, Shafqat Shehzad, Asad Sayeed and Liaquat Khowaja, Landscaping Health Financing Works in Pakistan: Report. World Health Organization (W.H.O.). December 2010.

  49. Asad Sayeed, Overcoming the Livelihood Crisis in Flood-Affected Areas, in Pakistan at Risk: Challenges and Opportunities After the Flood. Jinnah Institute. October 2010.

  50. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing for the poor in a large and growing metropolis. mimeo. Collective for Social Science Research. October 2010.

  51. Haris Gazdar and Faiza Mushtaq, Political Organisation and State-Building in Pakistan. Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. October 2010.

  52. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Inflation and Food Security in Pakistan: Impact, Policies and Coping Strategies. IFPRI.

  53. Haris Gazdar, Land Rights and Poverty - Power Analysis. mimeo. Oxfam GB and Collective for Social Science Research. June 2010.

    Keywords: Land, Poverty

  54. 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.

  55. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Open City: Social Networks and Violence in Karachi. Crisis States Working Paper No. 70 (Series 2). Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. March 2010.

    Keywords: Conflict, Karachi, State

  56. Haris Gazdar, Land Rights and Poverty - Situation Analysis. mimeo. Oxfam GB and Collective for Social Science Research. March 2010.

    Keywords: Land, Poverty

  57. Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Irfan Khan, Buffer Zone, Colonial Enclave or Urban Hub? Quetta: between four regions and two wars. Crisis States Working Paper No. 69 (Series 2). Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. February 2010.

  58. Asad Sayeed, Graduation Strategies for Safety Net Beneficiaries - Policy Note. January 2010.

  59. Dr. Shehla Zaidi, Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Asad Sayeed, Zahid Memon and Dr. Ajmal Agha, Result Based Financing Mechanisms for Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Outputs: A Feasibility Study for 10 Selected Districts of Rural Sindh. The Aga Khan University, Karachi. 2010.

    Keywords: Health

  60. Haris Gazdar, Ayesha Khan and Saman Qureshi, Measuring the Economic Costs of Unsafe Abortion Mortality and Morbidity in Pakistan: Preliminary Findings and Survey Design. Collective For Social Science Research, Karachi. January 2010.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  61. Haris Gazdar and Sobia Ahmad Kaker, Policy Choices and the Politics of State-Building: Insights from Two Cities in Pakistan. Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. September 2009.

  62. Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, Residential Security as Social Protection: Concepts and Preliminary Findings. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. May 2009.

  63. Haris Gazdar, Policy Responses to Economic Inequality in Pakistan. UNDP. April 2009.

    Keywords: Economy, Inequality, Poverty

  64. Ayesha Khan, Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Pakistan: Findings from a Literature Review. Research Output No. 2. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. March 2009.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  65. Ghazah Abbasi, Residential Land as Social Protection- a Review of Pakistan. UN-Habitat. March 2009.

    Keywords: Land

  66. Ayesha Khan, Women's Empowerment and the Lady Health Worker Programme in Pakistan. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2008.

    Keywords: Gender, Health, Labour

  67. Ayesha Khan, Haris Gazdar and Shama Mohammed, Measuring the Economic Costs of Unsafe Abortion Related Morbidity and Mortality in Pakistan: A Review of Methodology and Approach. Research Output No.1. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. November 2008.

    Keywords: Health, Gender

  68. Haris Gazdar, Brief Note on Violent Conflict in Sindh: Ethnic, Sectarian, Tribal and Party-Political. May 2008.

    Keywords: Conflict

  69. Syed Akmal Hussain, Haris Gazdar and Asad Sayeed, Macroeconomic Management and Poverty Trends in Pakistan 1999-2007. The Asia Foundation, Islamabad. December 2007.

    Keywords: Economy, Poverty

  70. Haris Gazdar and Asad Sayeed, Pro-Poor Growth Agenda - Institutions and Institutional Change. The Asia Foundation, Islamabad. December 2007.

  71. Haris Gazdar and Asad Sayeed, The Taliban/Al-Qaeda Threat as an Institutional Challenge to the State in Pakistan. The Asia Foundation, Islamabad. December 2007.

  72. Haris Gazdar and Asad Sayeed, The Politics of Demilitarizing State and Society. The Asia Foundation, Islamabad. December 2007.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  73. Asad Sayeed and Rashid Memon, Beyond the Investment Climate: Understanding the Investment Conundrum in Pakistan. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. September 2007.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  74. Asad Sayeed and Ayesha Ibrahim, Domestic Commerce in Pakistan: Synthesis Report. Innovative Development Strategies, Islamabad. May 2007.

    Keywords: Economy

  75. Ayesha Khan, Women and Paid Work in Pakistan. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. March 2007.

    Keywords: Labour, Gender

  76. Haris Gazdar, Background Paper on Social Structures and Migration in Balochistan. First Draft. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. February 2007.

  77. Asad Sayeed and Ali Cheema, Bureaucracy and Pro-Poor Change. Working Paper No. 3. Pakistan Institute of Development Studies, Islamabad. 2006.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  78. Collective For Social Science Research, Database of Organizations: Education and Marginalized and Socially Excluded Groups in Pakistan. UNICEF, Islamabad. November 2006.

  79. Asad Sayeed and Ayesha Ibrahim, Country Background Report: Trade Unions in Pakistan. Berenschot and Institute of Social Studies, Hague. November 2006.

    Keywords: Labour

  80. Emma Hooper and Haris Gazdar, Preliminary Policy Recommendations: Study of Marginalised and Excluded Groups' Access to Education. UNICEF, Islamabad. October 2006.

    Keywords: Education, Marginality

  81. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Noorulain Masood, Social Marginalisation and Education in Pakistan: Findings of a Qualitative Survey. UNICEF, Islamabad. October 2006.

    Keywords: Education, Marginality

  82. Collective For Social Science Research, Study on Educational Interventions for Marginalised and Socially Excluded Groups in Pakistan: Approach to Fieldwork. UNICEF, Islamabad. August 2006.

    Keywords: Education, Marginality

  83. Asad Sayeed, Naila Kabeer and Khawar Mumtaz, Citizenship and Social Protection: Towards a 'Transformative' Agenda for Pakistan. DFID, United Kingdom. April 2006.

    Keywords: Marginality

  84. The Collective Team, Afghans in Pakistan: Broadening the Focus. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. January 2006.

  85. The Collective Team, Afghans in Quetta: Settlements, Livelihoods, Support Networks and Cross-Border Linkages. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. January 2006.

  86. The Collective Team, Afghans in Peshawar: Migration, Settlements and Social Networks. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. January 2006.

  87. Haris Gazdar and Shandana Khan Mohmand, Thematic Paper: Social Structures in Rural Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. January 2006.

    Keywords: Caste, Marginality, Poverty

  88. Ali Cheema, Thematic Paper: Governance Impediments to Pro-Poor Change in Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. January 2006.

  89. Khaleel Tetlay, Thematic Paper: Assessment of Interventions. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. January 2006.

    Keywords: Poverty

  90. Haris Gazdar, Thematic Paper: Rural Economy and Livelihoods. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. January 2006.

  91. Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Rashid Memon, Irregular Migration and Non-Traditional Threats to State Security: The Case of Karachi. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka. October 2005.

    Keywords: Karachi, Migration

  92. Haris Gazdar, Overview of Thematic Papers: Determinants and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Rural Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. October 2005.

    Keywords: Poverty

  93. Haris Gazdar, Scoping Paper: Determinants and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Rural Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. April 2005.

    Keywords: Poverty

  94. The Collective Team, Afghans in Karachi: Migration, Settlement and Social Networks. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. March 2005.

  95. Haris Gazdar, Migration Policy and Urban Governance: The Case of Karachi. IUAV University Of Venice. January 2005.

    Keywords: Karachi, Migration

  96. Rashid Memon, Determinants and Trends of Internal Migration. Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization. January 2005.

    Keywords: Migration

  97. Haris Gazdar, Inception Report: Determinants and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Rural Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. January 2005.

    Keywords: Poverty

  98. Rashid Memon, Pakistan: Internal Migration and Poverty Reduction. 2005.

    Keywords: Migration, Poverty

  99. Haris Gazdar, Middle School Project. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. 2004.

    Keywords: Education

  100. Asad Sayeed, The Defence Budget and Good Governance. SZABIST, Karachi. 2004.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  101. Asad Sayeed, Rashid Memon, Hussain Bux Mallah and Haseeb Athar, Labour and Governance in the Road Sector: Issues arising in ADB operations in Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. December 2004.

    Keywords: Labour

  102. 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.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  103. Haris Gazdar, Structural Issues and Poverty Reduction in Balochistan. Mimeograph. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. November 2004.

    Keywords: Balochistan, Poverty

  104. 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.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  105. Haris Gazdar and Julian Quan, Poverty and Access to Land in South Asia. DFID-NRI. May 2004.

    Keywords: Land, Poverty

  106. Ayesha Khan and Rabia Khan, Civil Society and Social Change in Pakistan. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. March 2004.

    Keywords: Civil Society

  107. Haris Gazdar, Labour Markets and Poverty in Pakistan: Institutional Arrangements and Policy. Working Paper 2. Center for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution, Islamabad. Febuary 2004.

    Keywords: Poverty, Labour

  108. Asad Sayeed, Social Protection in Pakistan: Concept, Situation Analysis and the Way Forward. Working Paper 5. Center for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution, Islamabad. Febuary 2004.

    Keywords: Social Protection

  109. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Hazardous Industries in Pakistan: Glass Bangle-making, Tanneries and Construction. Working Paper No. 21, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. International Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.

    Keywords: Bonded Labour, Labour

  110. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Domestic Work and Begging in Pakistan. Working Paper No. 22, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. Interational Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.

    Keywords: Bonded Labour, Labour

  111. The Collective Team, Survey of Bonded Labour in Two Sectors in Pakistan: Brick Kiln Workers (Punjab) and Sharecroppers (Sindh), 2002. Mimeograph. Federal Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan. January 2004.

    Keywords: Bonded Labour, Labour

  112. Haris Gazdar and Asad Sayeed, Drivers of Pro-Poor Change in Pakistan: Scoping Paper. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  113. Haris Gazdar, The Land Question. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

    Keywords: Land, Political Economy

  114. Ayesha Siddiqa, The Politics of Military's Economic Interests. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  115. Asad Sayeed and Khalid Nadvi, Industrial Capital and Pro-Poor Change. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  116. Kamran Asdar Ali, Islam, Politics and Change. Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

    Keywords: Political Economy

  117. Ali Cheema and Shandana Khan Mohmand, Local Government Reforms in Pakistan: Legitimising Centralisation or a Driver for Pro-Poor Change? Mimeograph. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. December 2003.

  118. Haris Gazdar, Gender Space: Patriarchy and Socio-Economic Stagnation in Pakistan. Paper prepared for SPO Discussion Paper Series. June 2003.

  119. Haris Gazdar, A Review of Migration Issues in Pakistan. Paper prepared for and presented at the Regional Conference on Migration, Development and Pro-Poor Policy Choices in Asia jointly organized by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Bangladesh, and the Department for International Development, UK, 22-24 June 2003 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Keywords: Migration, Poverty

  120. Haris Gazdar, Who Missed School? Caste in Rural Pakistan. Conference Paper. December 2002.