Policy Research

Capacity Analytics services’ commitment to active operational and programmatic excellence demands continuous improvements in the ability to document, analyze and apply our policy-oriented research with our clients, stakeholders, practitioners, and policymakers. We employ quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research approaches and conduct explanatory and exploratory data analyses.  We use advanced econometric tools and modeling for data analyses to enhance the research and provide mainstream solutions. From a broad multi specialized perspective, we encourage the implementation of policies, programs, and effectiveness of research.

Furthermore, the in-house Research Unit of Capacity Analytics is majorly focused on conducting policy-based research using the tools of policy analysis, extensive desk review, monitoring & evaluation, econometric and statistical analysis, and critical analysis. The team has diversified experience in different capacities in the field of development work, policy support, advocacy work, community health development, implementing strategy, and reviewing, reporting, and research (collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data). We ensure that the capacity of the in-house research team of CA evolves and develops with nationwide and global development priorities, policy needs, research capacity, and interests to ensure greater policy effectiveness of policy research.

Capacity Analytics Working Paper Series

In this particular area of focus, Capacity Analytics has initiated a Working Paper Series, under which, the team of Capacity Analytics has employed econometric modeling techniques and policy analysis in the context of COVID-19 and its influence on the economy of the country at the micro-level. Following are the three working papers published by the CA team so far;       

Technical Assistance & Policy Support

Capacity Analytics is focusing on key technical areas such as harnessing technology for development, pandemics & social protection, poverty, inequality & social policy, governance & state capacity analysis, macroeconomic policy & financing for development, regional integration, investment & trade competitiveness, spatial & regional planning, sub-national economic potential based on the circular economy, domestic commerce & internal trade potential, and labor markets & employment. These technical areas are considered not just for conducting in-house research and projects but also for providing support to other institutions and departments. These projects are being conducted by Capacity Analytics in collaboration with international organizations and public sector organizations, which mainly involve technical assistance and policy support to those respective organizations. Following are some recent assignments and projects that Capacity Analytics team has covered;

Research Reports

Capacity Analytics is conducting comprehensive and extensive research on the areas of keen interest and immediate attention.

Mapping the Potential of Circular Economy in Pakistan

Our in-house research team worked on mapping the potential for Circular Economy in Pakistan. This initial report on CE served as an important milestone for the company and the policy makers & academia in general to develop the necessary discussion and debate on CE. It served as a baseline study for future relevant policy, leading to discussions with Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination on furthering the work to support the Government of Pakistan’s evidence based decisions.

State of Social Protection

Considering the global pandemic situation, our team conducted a study titled ‘State of Social Protection in Pakistan’ funded by the Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC), which provided a comprehensive critical analysis and assessment of the existing social protection regime of Pakistan at national and sub-national levels. Using the existing data on social protection, Capacity Analytics team provided technical expertise in measuring the need for social protection in Pakistan based on Social Protection Index (SPI) at the district level. The study provided a benchmark for the social protection need by ranking the districts and thus, proposed an optimal setup of social protection regime in Pakistan based on the idea of transformative social protection.

Women Employment Trends in Urban Areas of Punjab

Considering the technical area of labor and employment, our team conducted a study on the Women Employment Trends in Urban Areas of Punjab to understand the socio-economic, geographic, and demographic profiles and challenges of program design and factors that inhibited two-thirds of women graduates from securing employment.

Voluntary National Review 2022

The Research Unit of Capacity Analytics mapped the progress of Pakistan on Sustainable Development Goals UN Agenda 2030, for which Pakistan National Voluntary Review 2022 was conducted in collaboration with the Planning Commission.

Currently, the in-house Research Unit of CA is focusing on the idea of a circular economy in Pakistan for comprehensive research in the light of discussions with Secretary Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination. This is to be launched and published soon.

Following are the specific research reports prepared by CA team in collaboration with other organizations.