Issue 45 & 48 – 2020

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From the Director’s Desk
2019 has been a remarkable year for CPPG on several counts. First, for the
past four years our faculty has been working in preparing the launch of our
PhD Program in Public Policy. Devising courses, seeking agreement from
the various academic bodies of the university and finally an approval from
the HEC. All this is a time consuming process but we were successful in
accomplishing this. It gives me great pleasure to report that in September
2019, we launched the PhD program and we are grateful to our Rector, Dr.
James Tebbe, the faculty of CPPG, and all the academic bodies and officials of the university for their unflinching support and encouragement.
While welcoming the first batch of doctoral students, we are conscious of
the challenges and opportunities the initiation of this program offers. The
program gives us an opportunity to inspire and empower our students to
contribute towards developing CPPG into a Center of Excellence in research, teaching, training, professional ethics and knowledge creation. And through an effective use of these tools, influence the process of public policy making in the country.

Second, we have striven hard and worked diligently with our MPhil students, persuading them to publish their research. In that spirit, the Quarterly is a platform where they can publish their research through a peer review process. This issue of the Quarterly carries shorter versions
and samples of research that is being conducted under the auspices of CPPG. With this endeavor, we are aiming to transform the content and outlook of the Quarterly. Is this a move in the right direction? We look forward to your critique and feedback.
Third, we are consolidating our exchange and collaboration programs. With the Urban Unit, Punjab, we have renewed our MOU and expanded areas of cooperation in research, data sharing and capacity building. Similarly,
with TEVTA Punjab, we have signed an MOU on expanding
and supporting vocational education and skills development programs across Punjab. Moreover, our seminar series continue to exemplify our diverse and meaningful relations with other academics, public policy practitioners and international think tanks. Our ‘Open Doors” program
with French academics through the Embassy of France in Pakistan is one of many examples.

Fourth, in early 2019, CPPG signed a six-month research and capacity building program for local government officials with the GIZ. The project was titled; Consultations and Research on Local Governance in Punjab: Effective Implementation of PLGA 2019: Lessons Learnt from the Implementation of PLGA 2013. Through the project, during the year, we held three consultations with the officials of Local Government in which the Secretary and Additional Secretary Local Government, Punjab also participated. Besides publishing three consultative reports, the CPPG
Project Team has just finalized and submitted the report for publication.

Finally, the China Cell at the CPPG is sharpening its focus and deepening its research on China’s rise and the socio-political, geo-strategic and geo-economic impact it is having on Greater South Asia and globally. The Director and Research Fellow have been conducting research

for over a year and have completed a study on: Changing Dynamics of China-India Relations: CPEC and Prospects for Pakistan. This study was launched in January 2020 and we expect its findings will open up new vistas for research on China, Pakistan and beyond.

I am confident that the CPPG faculty and student body envisages the decade of 2020-2030 as an opportunity to contribute towards transforming the planning, formulation and implementation of public policy in Pakistan
policies that are driven by the core value of human rights (inclusive of gender and minorities) that ensure citizen welfare, equality of opportunity, elimination of hunger and alleviation of poverty, while pursuing and protecting national interests.
It is with a sense of pleasure and pride; I want to acknowledge that for this issue, our MPhil students, namely, Ammar Sheikh, Iffrah Khalid, Moazma Ashraf, Shahwar Asif and Shanza Noor have contributed in transcriptions.
This is a welcome sign and we will encourage and sustain this trend.


Seminar Series
> Punjab Domestic Workers Bill 2018: The Future of Domestic
Workers in the Province
> What are religious values and worldviews?
> Sustainable Development Goals and Pakistan’s
Implementation of Goal 4: Quality Education
> Walking Around the World: Through Pakistan
> Management and Professional Development Department (MPDD)
> Examining Hidden Hazardous Child Labor in the Brick Kiln Sector of
Pakistan: A Complex Human Rights Issue.
> Dynamics of Internal Security of Pakistan
> Female Friendships and Frictions: Sexual Politics in 1960s Pakistani
> 6th Population & Housing Census 2017
> Faith and Feminism in Pakistan
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