SPDC identifies projects and develops methodologies for monitoring and evaluation; undertakes fieldwork and prepares reports; brings forward the successes or impediments confronted and identifies plausible alternatives available. It has also carried out evaluations of projects undertaken by the non-governmental sector.Read More
SPDC undertakes independent research on thematic areas of macro-economy, public finance, poverty, gender, environment and governance. The research undertaken is both proactive and in response to the need of the government, donors, academic and civil society organisations.
Along with research reports and policy papers, the two main flagship publications of SPDC are the 'Annual Review of Social Development in Pakistan' and the post- budget report entitled State of the Economy.
Annual Review of Social Development in Pakistan
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Training and capacity building is yet another important activity of SPDC. The beneficiaries are officials from the federal, provincial and local governments and civil society organisations. Realizing the importance of capacity building, SPDC plans and execute training programmes for mid-career level personnel working in the government, semi-government and private sectors in the areas of resource mobilization, expenditure planning, institutional strengthening, gender mainstreaming, and alternative mechanisms aimed at improving social service delivery.Read More
Realizing the importance of effective dissemination of research and policy advocacy to a wide spectrum of people for the mobilization of critical mass and to initiate dialogue, SPDC follows a multi-pronged strategy. The avenues of dissemination include distribution of reports to stakeholders; conducting seminars and press briefings; participating in seminars/conferences, participation on a regular basis in electronic media talk shows, holding interactive discussions on topical and emerging issues, showcasing research products on the website and writing newspaper articles.