Welcome to GIDS

The Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) was established in 2012 by the Lahore School of Economics to stimulate an interdisciplinary approach to development policy and practice that would promote equitable and sustainable development in a period of rapid globalization and technological change. It aims to address the pressing concerns that have arisen as the development process has unfolded in the developing world, including Pakistan.


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The Centre on International Migration, Remittances and Diaspora (CIMRAD) was established in 2014.

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Pakistan Economic History

A research program on Pakistan’s Economic History since the Mughals (1520-2020).

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Management of the Pakistan Economy

Management of Pakistan’s Economy aims to provide a detailed analysis of the management of the country.

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