CGPM has research-active faculty with an agenda that focuses on providing policy-makers at national and local levels, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders with timely research on governance and development issues that directly inform policy and reform processes.

CBS Research Focus Areas

CBS Faculty Recent And Current Topics of Research


  • Continuing primitive accumulation in Pakistani agriculture
  • The political economy of legal and institutional reform in the Pakistani seed sector
  • Seed provision in Pakistan
  • The current state of higher education in Pakistan
  • Creating equal opportunities for all within the education sector
  • Governance of public sector (primary and secondary) education in Pakistan
  • Power relations within school councils in Punjab
  • Collaboration and conflict in healthcare networks
  • Governance of healthcare
  • Open government
  • Public Administration in South Asia
  • Labor rights for home-based workers
  • Municipal bonds as a course of capital for the government
  • Provincial taxation in Pakistan
  • Gender disparity in Pakistan's labor market
  • Rural social structures in Punjab
  • Commercialization, financial access, and poverty
  • The state of NGOs in Pakistan
  • Performance management in microfinance organizations