Gathering facts and figures, examining with a critical eye and drawing insights from the entire activity with the objective of forming a view – research forms an integral part of PACRA’s rating process. The primary outcome of research is a sector study report. PACRA adds value by identifying specific array of factors that lead to credit risk in a particular industry. The frontiers of research at PACRA go beyond the domestic arena to cover international markets, hence affording a rich information resource in generating comparative analysis. All research publications are generated through independent in-house data gathering and deliberation. Wherever possible, primary sources of information are tapped. We also engage industry participants to enhance depth and breadth of analysis.