Volume 8, Issue 1

October 2010

Land Reforms for Addressing Food Insecurity & Agricultural Stagnation: Options for Pakistan’s Tenth Five-Year Plan 2010-2015

Land Reforms for Addressing Food Insecurity & Agricultural Stagnation: Options for Pakistan’s Tenth Five-Year Plan 2010-2015

Pakistan’s track record of weak food productivity growth, coincident with high population growth, poses significant food security challenges for the country. Food insecurity in Pakistan is a result of subdued agricultural productivity growth. I argue that this is caused by concentrated land distribution,...

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Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana: A Public-Private Partnership Micro Health Insurance Model for Achieving Goal No. 1 of UN Milennium Development Goals

Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana: A Public-Private Partnership Micro Health Insurance Model for Achieving Goal No. 1 of UN Milennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Development Goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger is the most broadly supported specific development goal that the world has ever agreed upon. Health risks probably pose the greatest threat to the lives and livelihoods of poor households (Jutting, 2004), and a short-term health...

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The Rapid Industrialization of Seoul City and its Implications

The Rapid Industrialization of Seoul City and its Implications

For more than 600 years, Seoul has been the capital city of Korea. It was not until the 1970s, however, that the city became the modern, urbanized, intensely populated, and largely industrialized city that it is today. As Korea went through dynamic economic reforms and rapid industrialization during...

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