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What Are We Missing? A Tale Of PSDP

What are we missing? A tale of PSDP

The Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) is one of the most important government sector endeavours. The PSDP is intended to prompt growth and bring in development mainly through infrastructure development,…

Rethinking The PSDP

Rethinking the PSDP

In finding the right mix for long-term economic growth in Pakistan, we may look also at the role of public investment and its main instrument, the PSDP. Given that it…

Review of the federal PSDP

The Federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) has been set at Rs 1001 billion for 2017-18. This represents a 'big push', with a 40 percent growth over the development spending…

Rs730 Billion Proposed For PSDP

Rs730 billion proposed for PSDP

Amid abstention by the Punjab chief minister and protests by the Balochistan government, the National Economic Council (NEC) raised the next financial year’s Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) to Rs300…

PSDP – An Analysis

PSDP – an analysis

Since the inception of Pakistan, a number of plans and policies have been made to formulate a sustainable developmental programme where no obstructions could hinder the development process. Economic development…

Budget FY24: a wakeup call

The economic challenges Pakistan faces are both acute and deep as we prepare the budget for fiscal year (FY) 24. The economy faces stagflation with increasing price pressures and stagnating…

Spending $10 billion

THE world’s first donor conference in Geneva, convened specifically to support the victims of climate-induced disaster, has pledged more than $10 billion for Pakistan. This offers Pakistan a rare opportunity to…

Fragile state of public finances

The information on fiscal operations by the federal and provincial governments in the first nine months of 2022-23 has been released recently by the federal ministry of finance. They depict…

Options to address rising inflation

The SBP (State Bank of Pakistan) is trying to check inflation through just one instrument, the interest rate, based on the theological belief that the issue is demand, ignoring other,…