The writer is Research Fellow and heads Policy solutions Lab at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad.
The first and foremost challenge following the budget is the uncertainty about negotiations with the IMF
Budget 2022 will determine the pace of post-pandemic economic recovery
Given its nature and composition, a higher growth rate has done little to lower poverty
A weak rupee should result in an improvement in balance of trade. Why did that not
Economic recovery will require continuity of expansionary fiscal policy, for next 2 to 3 years
Against the backdrop of Covid-19 and the locust attack, the budget 2020-21 fails to address concerns over economic recovery
The situation demands momentous decisions. The fear of error must not stop policy makers from making tough choices
The government has to revive price control committees, and make them effective, to control inflation
We should go beyond the idea of poverty and deal with the larger issue of social exclusion
An enhanced economic stability, without considering its impacts on the SDGs agenda, will compromise Pakistan’s efforts to fulfill its global...