Pakistan's Agenda for Economic Reforms

ISBN : 9780199406050

Vaqar Ahmed
356 Pages
146 x 224 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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The key objective of this book is to provide a non-technical understanding of why economic growth in Pakistan has fallen behind peer economies. Taking lead from recent literature on Pakistan's economy, the book explains why reform of institutions dealing with economic policy regulation and management is imperative.


Chapter 1 Introduction: A Case for Reforms
Chapter 2 Macroeconomic Policy Governance
Chapter 3 Tax Policy and Administration
Chapter 4 Public Expenditure Management
Chapter 5 Export Competitiveness
Chapter 6 Economic Corridors, Investment Diplomacy, and Transit Cooperation
Chapter 7 Job Creation and Decent Work

About the author: 

Vaqar Ahmed is the Deputy Executive Director at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Earlier, he has served at UNDP as Advisor, and has undertaken assignments with Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and Ministries of Finance, Planning, and Commerce in Pakistan. Between 2009 and 2011, he was the Head of Macroeconomics Section in Planning Commission of Pakistan, which is responsible for the formulation of annual, medium, and perspective development programmes. He remained the technical associate and member of the task forces, constituted by the Government of Pakistan, including Advisory Panel of Economists (2008), Task Force on Private Sector Development (2009), Working Group on Macroeconomic Framework for Tenth Five Year Plan 2010-15, and Working Group on Social Sector Development for Pakistan Vision 2025.

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