Firms, Entrepreneurship & Microfinance

Benchmarking of Productivity in the Pakistani Garments Sector

Project members:
Theresa Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics,
Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford
Rocco MacChiavello,London School of Economics
Azam Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics

There is significant potential for expansion in Pakistani exports especially keeping in mind the fact that the European Union has granted Pakistan GSP Plus status. That said, expanding exports must be accompanied by improvements in productivity if any export surges are to be sustained over the coming years.The researchers attempt to benchmark the productivity of garment factories in Pakistan. (The working paper is available here: