Blog: How environmental risk factors affect health and poverty in Pakistan
Environmental risk factors such as air pollution affect health and income disproportionately in lower income households. In this IGC project, we review the long-term effects of non-communicable diseases, malnutrition, and air pollution, particularly on poverty outcomes in Pakistan. Despite lackluster economic growth in recent years, Pakistan has succeeded in reducing endemic poverty. However, the poor remain vulnerable to economic shocks [...]. One of the approaches taken by Government of Pakistan (GoP) [...] is the PKR 1.4 trillion Kamyab Pakistan Programme (KPP) launched [...] to support the income growth of small firms and farms through concessional finance and health insurance.