SDPI Policy Analysis


  • Policy Review / Analysis: Making Pakistan’s external trade strategy work 

    Dr., Sajid Amin Javed (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-06-11)
    The good news is that Strategic Trade Policy Framework [STPF] (2018-23) seeks to increase exports to $61bn by 2023 with a minimum target of 36.2bn which is roughly equal to the 35bn target of STPF 2015-18. Integration to global value chains, improving ...
  • The Economic Way Forward 

    Suleri, Dr Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-04-30)
    In normal circumstances, neither taking debt, nor artificially stabilizing the rupee against dollar is bad. However, pumping the borrowed dollars in open market to stabilize rupee was a bad choice. In the last four years, GDP growth improved from 3.68 ...
  • State of economy in 2017 amid criticism 

    Suleri, Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-02-12)
    “Highest GDP growth was recorded in a decade, as Pakistan’s economy is flourishing; there is no issue of debt retirement.” “Economy is in bad shape, so there is a need to declare financial emergency; Pakistan would require $35 billion in next 12-18 ...
  • Revitalizing economy by balancing defence & development 

    Suleri, Dr. Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-06-08)
    In this template, fiscal deficit is taken as an entry point. Successive governments have been trying to meet this deficit by inflating the revenues and deflating the expenditures. They rely on indirect taxes as a major source of revenue. Increasingly, ...

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