Since the launch of Cross-Line of Control (LoC) Trade in 2008 significant bodes of research and literature have come from Indian, Pakistani and Western sources but every study has addressed one question or the other but not both together in their entirety.
This particular research work is significant in its many aspects: it explores both peacebuilding and the hard economics of cross-LoC trade.
It is also notable for the essential cross-LoC collaboration and teamwork between economists, political analysts, civil society actors and peace practitioners who looked at different questions from the strength of their expertise. With the assistance of second line of researchers, the team worked closely with the stakeholders, political actors and government officials to put their pieces together in the shape of this final report.
This report, first published by Zafar Iqbal Choudhary in Jammu (India) in December 2012, was commissioned by and published on behalf of Conciliation Resources, with the support of the Ploughshares Fund (for research work) and the Government of Finland (for printing).
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