Collective's Research To Action Team

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Asad Sayeed and Aqdas Afzal, Pakistan’s Macroeconomy and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jinnah Institute, Islamabad. June 2021.

  2. Ayesha Khan, Aslam Khwaja and Asiya Jawed, Navigating Civic Spaces During a Pandemic: Pakistan Report. December 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  3. Ayesha Khan and Komal Qidwai, Donor Action in Pakistan: A Comparative Case Study of CDIP and AAWAZ. Working Paper, Volume 2021 Number 549. March 2021.

    Keywords: Development

  4. Asiya Jawed and Haleema Hasan, 2020 in Review: Pakistani Students and the Pandemic. Collective Blog. March 2021.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  5. Haleema Hasan and Asiya Jawed, Why COVID-19 is Fatal for Children. Collective Blog. December 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  6. Asiya Jawed, Healthcare Workers’ Mobilization in Pakistan. Collective Blog. November 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  7. Ayesha Khan, Sara Malkani and Komal Qidwai, Impact of Covid-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sindh. Collective for Social Science Research, Center for Reproductive Rights. November 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  8. Nigel Poole, Jessica Agnew, Natasha Ansari, Bhavani R.v, Mar Maestre, Rashid Mehmood and Rohit Parasar, Being realistic about the contribution of private businesses to public nutrition objectives. Food Chain, 9:2, 91–102, Practical Action Publishing. June 2020.

    Keywords: LANSA

  9. Ayesha Khan, Zonia Yousuf Baltistani and Sana Naqvi, Women Politicians Navigating the "Hostile Environment" in Pakistan. IDS Bulletin. Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 43-62. September 2020.

  10. Haleema Hasan, Absent again: Women and the Covid-19 response in Pakistan. Collective Blog. September 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  11. Haleema Hasan, Lives and Livelihoods: The Inevitable Defeats of Pakistan’s Poor. Collective Blog. July 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  12. Komal Qidwai, On the Frontlines: The Strain on Healthcare Providers. Collective Blog. June 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  13. Komal Qidwai, Covid-19 Impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Pakistan. Collective Blog.

  14. Rebecca Pradeilles, Elizabeth Allen, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah, Azmat Budhani, Rashid Mehmood, Sidra Mazhar, Ayesha Mysorewala, Saba Aslam, Alan D. Dangour and Elaine Ferguson, Maternal BMI mediates the impact of crop-related agricultural work during pregnancy on infant length in rural Pakistan: a mediation analysis of cross-sectional data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Vol 19, Issue 504. December 2019.

  15. Asiya Jawed, Performative Protests in Pakistan. Collective Blog. November 2019.

  16. Ayesha Khan, Sara Malkani and Zonia Yousuf Baltistani, Women activists strategic use of the courts in Pakistan. Contemporary South Asia. Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 549-557. November 2019.

  17. Muhammad Ali Jan, Not so Easy Business. Collective Blog. October 2019.

  18. Komal Qidwai, Women Leaders in Action: Lady Health Workers’ Protests. Collective Blog. August 2019.

  19. Shehrzadae Moeed and Adil Sayeed, HIV in Pakistan: Who knows, who cares? Collective Blog. August 2019.

  20. Asad Sayeed, Natasha Ansari and Usman Naeem, Women’s mobility and labour force participation: Early evidence from Karachi. IGC Policy Brief No.37429 . April 2019.

  21. Mariz Tadros and Ayesha Khan, Beyond the Religious/Secular Binary Trap: Keeping the Focus on Gender Equality. IDS Policy Briefing 165, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. April 2019.

  22. Rehan Jamil, BISP, Citizenship and Rights Claims in Pakistan. Collective Blog. March 2019.

  23. Zonia Yousuf Baltistani, Challenges of Empowerment for Women in Politics: Resources, Voice and Agency. Collective Blog. February 2019.

  24. Kabeer Dawani, Asad Sayeed, Richard Anker and Martha Anker, Updating Anker Methodology Living Wage Estimates: Methodological Issues and Guidelines. Paper prepared for the Global Living Wage Coalition. January 2019.

  25. Nitya Rao, Haris Gazdar, Devanshi Chanchani and Marium Ibrahim, Women's agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: From pathways to a cross-disciplinary, grounded analytical framework. Food Policy Volume 82, pages 50-62, . January 2019.

  26. Rebecca Pradeilles, Tom Norris, Elaine Ferguson, Haris Gazdar, Sidra Mazhar, Hussain Bux Mallah, Azmat Budhani, Rashid Mehmood, Saba Aslam, Alan Dangour and Elizabeth Allen, Factors associated with catch-up growth in early infancy in rural Pakistan: A longitudinal analysis of the women's work and nutrition study. Maternal and Child Nutrition. November 2018.

  27. Ayesha Khan and Nida Kirmani, Moving Beyond the Binary: Gender-based Activism in Pakistan. Feminist Dissent, Issue 3, pages 151-191. November 2018.

  28. Mariz Tadros and Ayesha Khan, Challenging Binaries to Promote Women's Equality: Introduction to Special Issue. Feminist Dissent, Issue 3, pages 1-22. November 2018.

  29. Ali Ahmad, Making the most out of democracy. Collective Blog. November 2018.

    Keywords: Democracy, Politics

  30. Haris Gazdar and Marium Ibrahim, Poverty, Food Security and Nutrition: Linking SDGs Through Women Agricultural Workers. in Z. A. Bhutta and J. K. Das eds. Health and SDGs in Pakistan. Paramounts. August 2018.

  31. Marium Ibrahim, What Does it Take to Change Your Mind? Collective Blog. May 2018.

  32. Marium Ibrahim, Empathy for Everyone? Collective Blog. January 2018.

  33. Alan Dangour, Sustainable Farming Systems for Food and Nutrition Security. Collective Blog. October 2017.

  34. Marium Ibrahim, Fake plastic trees. Collective Blog. October 2017.

  35. Marium Ibrahim, The Issue with English. Collective Blog. August 2017.

    Keywords: Education, Language

  36. Nitya Rao and Haris Gazdar, Women's Agricultural Work and Nutrition in South Asia: Policy Priorities. LANSA Policy Brief. Issue 8. July 2017.

  37. Marium Ibrahim, Does Empowerment Work Really Empower? Collective Blog. May 2017.

    Keywords: Development, Economy, Women

  38. Emilie Wilson and Patta Scott-villiers, Precarious Lives: Or Why it's Vital to Protect the Right to Food in the Face of Market Volatility. IDS and Oxfam. May 2017.

  39. Ebad Pasha, Access and Empowerment in the Age of Smartphones. Collective Blog. March 2017.

    Keywords: Karachi

  40. Marium Ibrahim, When Help Hurts. Collective Blog. February 2017.

    Keywords: Research Uptake, Women

  41. Nigel Poole, Haris Gazdar and Mar Maestre, Understanding Agri-Food Value Chains for Nutrition. Collective Blog. January 2017.

  42. Natasha Ansari and Ebad Pasha, Today's Lyari. Collective Blog. November 2016.

  43. Collective's Research To Action Team, Busting the Myth of a 'Hatta Katta' Pakistan. Collective Blog. September 2016.

Press Publications

  1. Kabeer Dawani and Rehan Jamil, Covid-19 and the Limits of Pakistan's Fractured Welfare System. Collective Blog. June 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  2. Kabeer Dawani and Rehan Jamil, Rethinking Pakistan’s welfare systems after Covid-19. Dawn. May 2020.

Other Reports and Publications

  1. Asad Sayeed and Ejaz Rashid, Pakistan's External Debt Burden: Causes, Complexities and Remedies. Research Report No. 45. Social Policy and Development Centre, Karachi. 2003.

  2. Asad Sayeed and A.f. Aisha Ghaus, Has Poverty Returned to Pakistan? 1996.

Collective Seminars


  1. Rehan Jamil, The Impact of Cash Transfers on Women’s Citizenship in Pakistan - A Household Survey Analysis, Collective Seminar 2019-08, 13 Dec 2019.

  2. Tayyab Safdar, The Belt and Road Initiative and Economic Development: The Case of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Collective Seminar 2019-06, 22 Jul 2019.

  3. Rehan Jamil, Social Policy and Changing Citizenship Boundaries, Collective Seminar 2019-04, 25 Apr 2019.