Developing Research and a Research Culture: Results from a Pilot Project in Pakistan
Nadeem Haque and
No 2020:25, PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
This paper argues that successful public policy requires engaged research developing ideas and evidence from diverse vantage points. Pakistan’s social science research remains fragmented, under-resourced and dependent on external agendas. We describe a five-year pilot programme to enhance Pakistan’s research culture. Seventy-two crowd-sourced and competitively-selected projects at 46 geographically dispersed institutions were supported. Provincial universities were empowered and networking with the better-placed metropolitan institutions proved mutually beneficial to scholarship. Substantial research outputs were completed in important areas of policy. We conclude that such multi-year commitments to review and network engagement are vital to strengthening policy capacity.
Keywords: Pakistan; Research Community; Social Sciences; Networking; Competitive Grants (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
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