Pakistan faces persistent economic, political and development challenges. While progress has been made, the economy remains weak with a spiralling debt crisis, large proportions of the population are vulnerable to negative shocks, increasingly linked to climate change. Women, youth and people with disabilities are often excluded from basic services and marginalised. The closing of civic spaces and the political polarisation further exacerbate these challenges.
The Pakistan Hub is centred on a long-term partnership between IDS and the highly regarded Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The Hub focuses on issues such as governance, women’s rights, environmental justice, through an engaging programme of research and events including a regular webinar series.