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Organising For Growth And Development

Organising for growth and development

Pakistan is world's sixth largest country based on population; 60 percent of its population is under the age of 25. To gainfully employ this youth bulge almost 2.5 to 3…

Dilemma of development

“Borrowed notions of development at times distort the essence of [the] local wisdom of social transformation”. This was elegantly articulated by a development worker in Chitral recently during a roundtable…

Inclusive Development

Inclusive development

Pakistan has accumulated debt over decades of reliance on International Financial Institutions (IFIs) as a policy choice, characterised by weak governance and an enervated democratic structure. We fell into a…

The Human Cost

The human cost

Here’s a story from Transparency International (TI), the ‘global coalition against corruption’, “This nine-year-old girl is one of them. She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh-one of 114 countries that scores below…

Development Deficit

Development deficit

The recent annual Human Development Report places Pakistan in the low human development category Human Development Report is a barometer of the state of human development in different countries of…

Innovative Development

Innovative development

Innovation has become a key factor in the process of socioeconomic development. Innovation is no longer the prerogative of developed nations. Some developing countries have given innovation-based development a high…

Inclusive Development

Inclusive development

Being "innovate" is something easier said than done. Regrettably, Pakistan has not been able to develop its capabilities to innovate and commercialise innovation, even in the sectors that the country…

Development Indexes

Development indexes

Human development is a significant component of the notion of development. Development that does not enhance the quality of individuals’ lives is incomplete in its essence. Renowned Indian economist Amartya…

Concerns of the World Bank

An article titled “Economic Turnaround Moment?” has recently been published in the newspaper, Dawn. It has been written by Martin Raiser, World Bank Vice President for South Asia, and by…