Pakistan Research Group

Linked with its Partner, the NCCR N-S.

The NCCR Pakistan Research Group is a partner of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South (NCCR N-S), financially supported by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and Swiss universities … (Homepage 1/2).

Capacity Building; Research; Policy Dialogue; News; Publications; Links;
Addresses: – Dr. Abid Suleri, Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI, Diplomatic Enclave, UN Boulevard, P.O. Box 2342, Islamabad, Pakistan;
- Dr. Urs Geiser, Development Study Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland;

Homepage 2/2: … NCCR North-South has three main objectives: 

1) Capacity-building:

To strengthen development-oriented research capacities in the South and the North. In Pakistan, focus is on establishing research partnerships between SDPI and universities for Master and PhD students.

2) Research:

To undertake theory-led, empirical research on issues relevant to development. In Pakistan, research concentrates on the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and focuses on four themes:

  • - Livelihoods, forests and power relations
  • - From vulnerability to resilience: gender, migration and social capital
  • - Development disparities on natural resource management
  • - Development policies and livelihood realities

3) Policy dialogue:

To interact with policy makers and involved stakeholders on researched development issues. The Pakistan Research Group interacts with civil society, state agencies and donors.

Lead partner in Pakistan is the Sustainable Development Policy Institute SDPI, Islamabad. Associated organisations are Sustainable Development Alternatives (SDA), Agricultural University Faisalabad, and Agricultural University Peshawar. Main partner in Switzerland is the Development Study Group, Zurich University (DSGZ).

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Agricultural University Faisalabad;

Agricultural University Peshawar;

North-West Frontier Province NWFP;

Swiss Development Cooperation SDC;

Swiss National Science Foundation.

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