Kabeer Dawani

Academic Background

MSc. Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
BSc. Politics and Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Research Experience

Kabeer has worked with the Collective since 2014, initially as a Research Assistant. He also has experience working with the World Bank in Pakistan as an Urban Development Consultant. Kabeer completed his MSc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, for which he was awarded the Chevening Scholarship. His dissertation examined the politics of public sector reform, investigating how pockets of effectiveness are created.

Research Interests

Political economy of development, governance and service delivery, industrial policy and structural transformation, electoral politics, state effectiveness.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Kabeer Dawani and Asad Sayeed, Pakistan’s Pharmaceutical Sector: Issues of Pricing, Procurement and the Quality of Medicines. SOAS University of London: Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium Working Paper 012. August 2019.

    Keywords: Corruption, Economy, Health

  2. Kabeer Dawani, Low Cost, Low Access? A Misplaced Focus on Drug Pricing in Pakistan. Collective Blog. June 2019.

    Keywords: Economy, Health

  3. Kabeer Dawani, The Plight of Domestic Workers in Pakistan. Collective Blog. March 2019.

    Keywords: Gender, Labour, minimum wage

  4. Kabeer Dawani, Living Wage for Rural Western Cape Province, South Africa - Updated to May 2018. Global Living Wage Coalition Report. February 2019.

  5. Kabeer Dawani, Living Wage for Southern and South Western Minas Gerais Region, Brazil - Updated to July 2018. Global Living Wage Coalition Report. February 2019.

  6. Kabeer Dawani, Asad Sayeed, Richard Anker and Martha Anker, Updating Anker Methodology Living Wage Estimates: Methodological Issues and Guidelines. Paper prepared for the Global Living Wage Coalition. January 2019.

  7. Kabeer Dawani and Ayesha Mysorewala, The Chickens and Eggs Dilemma: Can Poultry Transfers Reduce Poverty? Collective Blog. December 2018.

    Keywords: Development, Poverty

  8. Kabeer Dawani, Living Wage for Rural and Urban Sialkot, Pakistan - Updated to December 2017. Global Living Wage Coalition Report. August 2018.

  9. Kabeer Dawani, Living Wage for Tiruppur City, Tamil Nadu, India - Updated to April 2018. Global Living Wage Coalition Report. July 2018.

  10. Kabeer Dawani, The Mystery of Political Will. Collective Blog. April 2018.

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

  12. Kabeer Dawani, Is the Minimum Wage a 'Living Wage' in Pakistan? Collective Blog. August 2016.

    Keywords: Employment, Labour

  13. Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, Infographic for Living Wage in Urban and Rural Sialkot, Pakistan. May 2016.

  14. Kabeer Dawani, More Decentralization, Please!. Collective Blog. March 2016.

  15. Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, How Trade with India Helped Lollywood. Collective Blog. December 2015.

    Keywords: Media, Trade

  16. Kabeer Dawani, The Chingchi's Tryst with Karachi. Collective Blog. August 2015.

  17. Asad Sayeed and Kabeer Dawani, Debating Political Economy of the Budget. Collective Blog. November 2014.

Press Publications

  1. Kabeer Dawani, The hike in drug prices may be painful, but it’s necessary. Dawn. May 2019.

    Keywords: Economy, Health

  2. Kabeer Dawani and Ayesha Mysorewala, Imran Khan may have counted his chickens before they're hatched. Dawn. December 2018.

    Keywords: Development, Poverty

  3. Kabeer Dawani, The Mystery of Political Will. The Express Tribune. April 8, 2018.

  4. Kabeer Dawani, A void left by Qingqis. The Express Tribune. August 2015.

Collective Seminars