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Listed here are some of the articles and books that the study group has found especially helpful in understanding the challenges of development in Pakistan. Click on a theme to skip ahead or download the whole list as printer-friendly PDF.

I. Multilateral Donor Experience in Pakistan

Birdsall, Nancy, Adeel Malik, and Milan Vaishnav. “Poverty and the Social Sectors: The World Bank in Pakistan 1990–2003.” Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C. (August 2005).

World Bank. “Pakistan: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.” Independent Evaluation Group (2006).

II. US Assistance and Aid Effectiveness

Fair, C. Christine. “U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Planning and Accountability: Testimony presented before the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.” December 9, 2009.

Ibrahim, Azeem. “U.S. Aid to Pakistan—U.S. Taxpayers Have Funded Pakistani Corruption.” Belfer Center Discussion Paper #2009-06. International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government (July 2009).

Schafer, Teresita. “U.S. Assistance to Pakistan: Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, and International Environmental Protection, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.” December 6, 2007.

Wilder, Andrew. “U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Planning and Accountability. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.” December 9, 2009.

III. Energy, Water, and Infrastructure

Burki, Shahid Javed. “The Weight of History: Pakistan’s Energy Problem.” In Hathaway (ed.), Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan’s Energy Needs in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007.

Vucetic, Vladislav, and Achilles G. Adamantiades. “Power Sector Reforms in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges.” In Hathaway (ed.), Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan’s Energy Needs in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007.

Fraser, Julia M. “Lessons from the Independent Private Power Experience in Pakistan.” Energy and Mining Sector Board Discussion Paper No. 14. World Bank (May 2005).

Kamal, Simi. “Pakistan’s Water Challenges: Entitlement, Access, Efficiency and Equity.” In Kugelman (ed.), Running on Empty: Pakistan’s Water Crisis. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009.

Khan, Feisal. “Water, Governance and Corruption in Pakistan.” In Kugelman (ed.), Running on Empty: Pakistan’s Water Crisis. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009.

IV. Pakistan Economy

Qayyum, Abdul, Idrees Khwaja, and Asma Hyder. “Growth Diagnostics in Pakistan.” PIDE Working Paper 2008: 47. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (2008).

World Bank. Pakistan Economic Update (September 2009).

V. Trade

Bolle, Mary Jane. “Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs), H.R. 1318/H.R. 1886/H.R. 2410 and S. 496: Issues and Arguments.” Congressional Research Service (October 15, 2009).

Hufbauer, Gary Clyde, and Shahid Javed Burki. “Sustaining Reform With a US-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement.” Peterson Institute for International Economics (November 2006).

VI. Social Sectors in Pakistan

Birdsall, Nancy, Adeel Malik, and Milan Vaishnav. “Poverty and the Social Sectors: The World Bank in Pakistan 1990–2003.” Center for Global Development (October 15, 2009).

Rasmussen, Stephen F, et al. “Scaling Up Rural Support Programmes in Pakistan.” In Deepa Narayan and Elena Glinskaya (eds), Ending Poverty in South Asia: Ideas that Work. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2007.

VII. Development and Security in the Tribal Regions

USAID Office of Inspector General. “Audit of USAID/Pakistan’s Capacity building for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Development Program” (issued January, 2010).

International Crisis Group. “Pakistan: Countering Militancy in FATA.” Asia Report No. 178 (October 2009).

Markey, Daniel. “Securing Pakistan’s Tribal Belt.” Council on Foreign Relations Special Report No. 36 (August 2008).

Nawaz, Shuja. “FATA – A Most Dangerous Place: Meeting the Challenges of Militancy and Terror in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.” Center for Strategic and International Studies (January 2009).