COMMENT: Planning for internal migration: the role of intermediate cities in fighting inequality, poverty and violence in Pakistan

An internal migration policy, and with it, investment in intermediate cities would be viable solutions to manage rising unplanned urbanisation in Pakistan. If supported with education, health, housing and employment opportunities, these cities could also help to reduce rural-urban inequalities.

COMMENT: UNFCCC COP22: Engaging with Pakistan’s private sector is crucial to build climate resilience

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 is in the offing and it is high time the Government of Pakistan learned from its past mistakes and involves the private sector in national level preparations for COP22 in order to set realistic goals and targets.

Documentary: Climate change and the cotton sector in Pakistan

How can the supply chain in Pakistan’s cotton-growing and manufacturing sectors be made more resilient to climate change impacts? This documentary examines the issues economic decision makers, policy makers, manufacturers and farmers face as they work with PRISE to build economic resilience to climate change.

COMMENT: Floods in Dera Ghazi Khan: Stories of resilience and vulnerability from the field

Pakistan is no to stranger flooding. PRISE researchers at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute recently travelled to flood-affected, semi-arid regions to assess how economies and communities are coping. Read about what they discovered, and how PRISE research aims to support building economic resilience in these areas.