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Pakistan at a venture crossroads — Part – I

With a growing population, a youthful workforce, and a surge in technology professionals, Pakistan can be fertile ground for corporate ventures and corporate venture capital. Handicapped by a lack of…

Digital policy

IN a recent address, caretaker Minister for IT and Telecom, Umar Saif, spoke about payment gateways for freelancers to receive payments at ease in Pakistan. He spoke of a communication…

Transformation twins

Pakistan’s economic challenges primarily stem from the absence of rule of law and good governance. Instances of unconstitutional rule and the exclusion of large segments of the population from the…

How to review a central bank

The Australian government initiated an independent Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), on July 20, 2022. The Review panel handed its report to the government within a short…

Time for effective climate action

World leaders prepare to meet in September this year to review the progress countries have made so far towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the midpoint for achieving…

Inequality, poverty, and austerity–I

Two reports recently released clearly indicate that in the wake of pandemic, not only has progress on sustainable development goals (SDGs) overall slowed down significantly, the very first goal in…

The great economic challenge

Proud nations, with will of steel, shine the brightest when the clouds are the darkest. The current economic challenge at hand covers the policy landscape with such clouds. We should…

Seeds of accord

On March 15th, 44 BCE, Roman emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated, and thence came the term Ides Of March, which has historically come to connote and be associated with bad…

Environmental care: Part – I

Those who have been to Karachi must have seen its sea and coastline. Kemari Jetty is a popular place for first-timers who want to have some fun at sea. There…