Next Generation research series

It's time to let the voices of 30-35 million young Pakistani’s be heard.

The Next Generation Voices Research Series intends to bring the opinions and perspectives of young people in Pakistan to the forefront of policy debates. The research series is led by an eminent Task force comprising of leading Pakistani’s in the fields of academics, industry, journalism, media, civil society and the public sector.

The reports published under this series serve to educate and allow policymakers, opinion makers, stakeholders and most importantly our political leaders to recognise the potential these young people possess. Most importantly it is to recommend ways of harnessing the energies of the Next Generation to realise the demographic opportunity Pakistan currently enjoys owing to a young population.

Next Generation: Insecure Lives, Untold Stories 2014

Pakistan and conflict in the last 15 years have become almost synonymous. Given the widespread and frequency of conflict in the country, responsibly depicting its roots, causes and effects in a single piece of research was extremely challenging. 

With 1800 stories to tell, a network of more than 100 civil society organisations collecting data, a tough and demanding Task Force to manage, and only a month and a half to collect the bulk of data - the ‘Next Generation: Insecure Lives, Untold Stories' was nothing short of a challenge. Read the flipbook version of the report to find out how violence has impacted Pakistan.

Next Generation goes to the Ballot Box 2013

The first report in the series, explores how the country and specifically the youth have fared since the 2008 elections. The focus is on defining the issues, identity and aspirations of a strong block of first time and young voters. 

Will this be a ‘youth election’ and will this factor be strong enough to herald major political change? Read the flipbook version of the report to find out!

In a second report, we will delve more deeply into the identity and aspirations of the next generation, and how young people are being shaped by the turbulence of the times they have grown up in. 

Pakistan: The Next Generation 2009

‘Pakistan: The Next Generation’ report published in 2009 sparked a much needed debate on how the country can transform itself to harness the potential of its young people. The report argued that it was time for a fresh start.

The project, led by a Task Force of eminent public figures, marks the most comprehensive investigation ever into the attitudes and needs of Pakistan's youth. Read the flipbook version of the report to find out.