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Nadeem ul Haque

A Battle Of ideologies – Nadeem Ul Haque

For a while now a debate has raged in development economics between the ‘bottom-up’ school (main protagonist: Bill Easterly) and the approach to the ‘top-down’ school (Jeffrey Sachs and the aid agencies). It seems that what is happening in…

What Reforms Mean – Nadeem Ul Haque

For years, we have been doing everything in our power to erode the state in every way. The rich and powerful have habitually used the state to obtain easy riches. Learning from them, state functionaries – civil service, army and the…

The Problem With Aid – Nadeem ul Haque

The aid establishment has grown on the basis of two assumptions: i) that there is a capital shortage in poor countries; and ii) that these countries lack the ability to make policy either because of knowledge or information shortfalls. The…

The Planner’S Mind – Nadeem ul Haque

Ever wonder why you can't find a flat in most cities of Pakistan? With a young population and a large housing shortage, counted to be in millions, why are there no flats? Cities are spreading into large sprawls building two-storey houses,…

No Room For khokhas – Nadeem ul Haque

When I was growing up there were small kiosks (khokhas) all over Lahore. Vendors on bicycles and on foot used to hang around our houses and schools and offered us children many delights, from spicy concoctions (chooran, chaat) to puzzles…