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Shifting Patterns in Developmental Rank Ordering: A Case Study of the Districts of Sind Province


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    (Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi)


    (Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi)


The primary objective of this paper is to observe the changing patterns in regional development and to highlight some of the major underlying phenomena. Our examination of changes in rank ordering over a short period of time reveals that only moderately developed districts have altered their position in either upward or downward direction. Larkana district moved from sixth to fourth rank, while Tharparkar district regressed considerably from fourth to eighth rank. The exercise will facilitate policy-makers in allocating development resources in districts where the deficiencies are evidently serious. It will also be helpful in locating research areas to determine particular bottlenecks to development in districts which shifted downward in rank ordering.

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Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

Volume (Year): 27 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 159-182

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Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:27:y:1988:i:2:p:159-182

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  1. Bumb, Balu, 1982. "Factor analysis and development : A note," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 109-112, August.
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  1. Aisha Ghaus-Pasha & Naeem Ahmed, 1999. "Pakistan’s Ranking in Social Development: Have We Always Been Backward?," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 38(4), pages 739-754.
  2. Haroon Jamal & Amir Jahan Khan, 2003. "The Changing Profile of Regional Inequality," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 42(2), pages 113-123.
  3. Lubna Hasan, 2008. "On Measuring the Complexity of Urban Living," PIDE-Working Papers 2008:46, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  4. Hyder, Kalim & Sikander, Muhammad Usman, 2007. "Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Development in Lahore," MPRA Paper 30531, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2010.


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