Small scale research grants for university students in Pakistan

Relates the outcome of the joint efforts of the ILO Country Office for Pakistan and seven universities across Pakistan under the initiative "Small Scale Research Grants for University Students" as an integral part of the project "Women's Employment Concerns and Working Conditions in Pakistan.

Recognizing the present scenario of women's employment in Pakistan, policy reform oriented research is imperative to make evidence-based policy decisions and strategies to enhance women's economic empowerment in Pakistan. Given the integral role of academic institutions in society, it is vital to augment the subject of women's economic empowerment and employment concerns to their research agenda. It is equally important to encourage and build the capacity of researcher, especially young researchers at academic institutions in Pakistan. Initiation of Small Scale Research Grants for University Students is an effort to achieve this goal.