Policy Notes 


Pilot Study on the Effect of Political Influence on Tax Payment Compliance by Ali Abbas, Asim I. Khwaja, Adnan Khan, and Monica Singhal

March 2017

International Growth Centre


Rewarding Bureaucrats: Can Incentives Improve Public Sector Performance? by Oriana Bandiera, Adnan Khan, and Julia Tobias

March 2017

International Growth Centre


Understanding the Levers for Improving Teacher Quality  by Christina Brown

February 23, 2017

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) 


Do Incentives Improve Tax Collectors' Performance and Increase Tax Collection in Pakistan?

January 2017

International Initiative on Impact Evaluation (3ie)


Pakistan: Does Sharing Test Scores with Parents Improve Student Learning?  by Laura Burke

December 2016

The World Bank


Paying for Performance

January 2016

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


Pujab Property Tax Experiment 

Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)


Education Policy in Pakistan: A Framework for Reform by Tahir R. Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja

December 2010

IGC International Growth Centre - Pakistan


The Impact of the Hajj by David Clingingsmith, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Michael Kremer

October 2008

Dubai School of Government


Pakistan: Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) by Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Tara Vishwanath, Tristan Zajonc, and the LEAPS team

February 20, 2007

The LEAPS Project





Using Data to Improve Accountability among Pakistan's Tax Collectors by Evidence for Policy Design

November 2016

BCURE Case Study


Impact of Incentives on Tax Collectors and Taxpayers with Adnan Q. Khan and Benjamin A. Olken

June 23, 2016

Microeconomic Insights


Education is becoming an extremist battleground in Pakistan with Tahir Andrabi

January 29, 2016

The Washington Post


The Madrasa Myth with Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and C. Christine Fair

June 1, 2009

Foreign Policy 


Mecca and Moderation with David Clingingsmith and Michael Kremer

May 20, 2008

The New York Times


The Hajj: Mecca and Moderation with David Clingingsmith and Michael Kremer

May 20, 2008





IDSS Presents: 'Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools' with Asim Khwaja

March 11, 2015

Pardee Rand Graduate School


Taxing Pakistan: How to Motivate Civil Servants with Asim Khwaja, Benjamin Olken, and Adnan Khan

January 19, 2015

International Growth Centre


In The News


Better Information to Improve Service Delivery: New Evidence

August 3, 2017

The World Bank: Let's Talk Development


An A+ Experiment: How report cards transformed Pakistan's educational market

July 12, 2017

American Economic Association


Religion and Economic Outcomes

June 9, 2017

The Edge Malaysia


Tax Collection and Civil Society

December 7, 2016

Harvard Magazine


How Personality Testing could Help Financial Inclusion

October 1, 2016

The Economist


After the Hajj: Mecca Residents Grow Hostile to Changes in the Holy City

September 14, 2016

The Guardian


Foreign Aid Should Support Private Schooling, not Private Schools

June 29, 2016



Four Ideas Changing How the Punjab Government Thinks about Development

June 29, 2016

International Growth Centre


Atrapados en Medio de Paises en Desarrollo

June 7, 2016

El Nuevo Diario


Some lenders are judging you on much more than finances

December 19, 2015

Los Angeles Times


Making government work

November 10, 2015

Harvard Gazette


Low-Cost Private Schools: Learning Unleashed

August 1, 2015

The Economist


So Much Aid, So Little Education

July 6, 2015



Aligning Incentives: The Effectiveness of Performance-Based Pay for Tax Officials

February 20, 2015

Chicago Policy Review


Corporate Corner: IGC Highlights Salary Incentive for Tax Collectors 

January 21, 2015

The Express Tribune


Reward Tax Collectors to Boost Their Performance

The Nation


The Promise of Pakistan's Private Schools

December 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal


Public-Private Partnership: 'Is Education a Public Right or a Commodity?'

June 27, 2012

The Express Tribune


IGC Researchers Present to Commons Select Committee 

April 18, 2012

International Growth Centre


Move to Make Quality Education Affordable

June 26, 2012



Pakistan Needs More than Three Cups of Tea

January 7, 2010

Foreign Policy


Asim Khwaja: Education in Pakistan

November 21, 2009

Prospect: Journal of International Affairs at UCSD


How the Haj Affects Attitudes: Making Muslims more Tolerant

December 9, 2008

The Economist


Hajj Makes Muslims More Tolerant, Study Suggests

December 9, 2008