The writer is Research Fellow and heads Policy solutions Lab at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad.
With elections imminent, gains from several policies may be compromised
The State Bank of Pakistan has been forced to face and make some tough choices
Lack of social mobility condemns children of poor parents to poverty
The SBP needs a major shift from the policy of stabilisation to a policy for stagflation
What can the upcoming federal budget bring us?
The economic agenda must prioritise improving the living standards of the people
The State Bank has to be more robust in its assessments, more open to debate and discussion and clearly focused on price stability
Given its strongly recommended independence, the State Bank must deliver with its monetary policy. It must be held accountable if it does not
The SBP must expand its research agenda to explore how its actions can affect social outcomes, such as poverty and inequality
As Pakistan is recovering from Covid-19 and moving towards export-led growth, the idea of economic governance needs a new think