PIDE: RASTA Competitive Grants Program 5.0 - Call for Research Proposals

The 5th call for proposals for RASTA Competitive Grants Program has been announced.

Research for Social Transformation and Advancement (RASTA) is the largest economics and public policy research grants programme in Pakistan. Its mission is to develop an extensive research network of academia and think tanks across Pakistan producing high-quality, evidence-based policy research to inform Pakistan's public policy process.

Research proposals are solicited from qualified individuals interested in the economic development and public policy issues of Pakistan, including faculty members and staff at international and local universities and research institutes within and outside Pakistan. Pakistani graduate students enrolled in PhD and thesis-based MS/MPhil degree programmes, or faculty members to support the research of these students are also encouraged to apply.

Proposed studies must identify key policy issues and public policy decisions in Pakistan; assess the outcomes of those decisions empirically; evaluate constraints to policy reform; and examine alternative policy recommendations to enhance their impact.

Research proposals are invited on four broad themes:

1. Economic governance and development
2. Investment and Exports
3. Food and Agriculture
4. Healthcare Management and Services

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The proposal submission is due by 15th February 2023, midnight PST.

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PIDE: RASTA Competitive Grants Program 5.0 - Call for Research Proposals