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Governance for local government: Part – II

The fragmentation of development projects into small schemes catered to the narrow interests of the local communities without any sense of priority, linkages, or widespread coverage. Ideally, the transfer of…

Supply chain disruptions

2020 was a year of volatility. Global prices and indices moved down and up like anything. Trends are yet to normalize. Oil futures went down to negative for a short…

Autos: looming supply shock as ‘chips fall’

The pandemic is causing acute supply shortages across the globe in a wide number of industries. One of the dearer products is semiconductors (or electronic chips). Chips are like brains…

Unleashing local potential

Is social change quintessentially an impactful urban phenomena? If we go by common sense, there is a simple affirmative answer to this question. But in reality this is neither a…

Local govts & taxes

In Pakistan, the poor are subjected to heavy and oppressive taxes, whereas the members of militro-judicial-civil complex, absentee landowners and businessmen-turned-politicians enjoy numerous tax breaks, unprecedented perks and perquisites, benefits,…

INGOs and the local factor

Restrictions on labour movement and the free flight of capital across national boundaries is the fundamental contradiction of globalisation. All visa regulations are driven by an unwritten principle which advocates…

Poverty And Local Governance

Poverty and local governance

Poverty lies at the household level. This is why we need meticulously designed household-level solutions to address its multifaceted nature. This is, of course, not an easy undertaking, given the…