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01 Dec, 2022
By Adeel Malik

How special interest groups capture trade policy in Pakistan

New empirical research examining what drives trade protection in Pakistan finds that sectors with exposure to politically powerful businesses have disproportionately benefitted over the last 20 years, through a complex mix of tariff and non-tariff measures.  

Pakistan has one of the most protectionist trade policies in the world.

By
Adeel Malik
01 Dec, 2022

How special interest groups capture trade policy in Pakistan

New empirical research examining what drives trade protection in Pakistan finds that sectors with exposure to politically powerful businesses have disproportionately benefitted over the last 20 years,...

By
Protap Mukherjee
Renu Singh
24 Nov, 2022

What’s holding young women in India back? Closing the gender gap in accessing decent work

Gender inequality in employment has continued to increase in India, particularly for regular salaried employment, despite high economic growth and better access to education for girls over recent years....

By
John Gledhill
Allard Duursma
Christopher Shay 
17 Nov, 2022

Putting on a show can be revolutionary – here’s why

New research explores the role of performative arts and emotions in facilitating mass mobilisation for nonviolent resistance.

By
Myfanwy James
10 Nov, 2022

Humanitarian fables: morals, meanings and consequences for humanitarian practice

What do fables have to do with understanding structures of inequality in humanitarian aid? Research in Democratic Republic of the Congo shows how personal stories become fables in humanitarian organisations...

By
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
03 Nov, 2022

The ODID Blog: a springboard for ideas

Head of Department Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea introduces the ODID Blog – a platform to showcase our work, inform policy, explore collaboration and prompt debate around sustainable and equitable...