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SDPI Distinguished Lecture and Book Launch

Sep 24

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI, Islamabad

SDPI Distinguished Lecture

Rediscovering our Common Wealth


And Book Launch

Clustered Deprivation: District
Profile of Poverty in Pakistan

Entry is
open to all

About the Lecture:

For any
concept of sustainability, we have to answer the question: why should humans
bother about remote others in time and space? The lecture seeks to explore some
of the non-altruistic reasons for human concern about others, distinguishing
between intimates and strangers. It argues that this concern should reallocate
consumption preferences over present and future time periods, as a function of
people’s discount rates extending beyond their own life times. It allows for
the possibility that technological ingenuity is finite, thus prompting
precautionary behaviour. It then explores the institutional problematic of how
precautionary behaviour can be collective and avoid free-riding.

About the Book:

In the backdrop of
failure of consumption to serve as a measure of human welfare, the book
provides an alternative methodological framework to measure deprivations over a
broad set of welfare indicators. By providing the estimates of multidimensional
poverty at national, provincial and district level, the book identifies stark
inequalities over the incidence of poverty across regions, between provinces
and within each province. The book also provides set of policy recommendations
to determine official poverty line in Pakistan and also to overcome
multiple deprivations and regional inequalities.

About the Authors:

Arif Naveed is Senior
Research Associate at SDPI and works on the issues of poverty and education.
Nazim Ali was Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at SDPI before joining USAID
as Agriculture Economist.

  • Dr. Geof Wood, Emeritus Professor of International Development, University of
    Bath, UK, President , Development Studies Association for UK/Ireland and
    Visiting Fellow at SDPI
  • Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director,
  • Mr. Arif Naveed, Senior Research Associate,