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Shifts In Development

Shifts in development

I attended the 6th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York between May 21 and May 22. The…

How human is the development?

Democracy is by the people and for the people. People have a variety of needs. Governments have to fulfil all of them ideally, but practically economics is based on the…

Violence And Development

Violence and development

Pakistan is currently faced with a grim economic situation as its economic indicators are getting murkier by the day. The rupee is dipping against the dollar, exports have been reduced…

The Economics Of Influence

The economics of influence

In recent years, there has been a consistent increase in Chinese trade with and investment in South Asia. It has been argued that smaller states South Asia have welcome China’s…

Non-development And Discretion

Non-development and discretion

The most welcome decision emerging from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first cabinet meeting was to put an end to discretionary fund allocations, which had institutionalised waste and corruption in the…

Rethinking Economics

Rethinking economics

Nobel laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz had made a rather telling comment during a seminar some years ago. Stiglitz had said that the recent world economic crisis had done to the…

Arrested Development

Arrested development

More than 20 years ago when the internet was young, the world realised how easy upward social mobility had become. It was then that the tech giants of today, like…

The Economics Of CPEC

The economics of CPEC

In a country where negativity and cynicism reign supreme, critics and detractors of all kinds are revered, and emotional outbursts and fabricated stories dominate the air waves and social media,…

Developments in the coal sector

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari have jointly inaugurated a newly-configured Thar coal power project recently, which sounds to be a good omen to many who…