December 19, 2022 to December 21, 2022
The conference will convene internationally reputable economists, social scientists, and leading research centres in the country that are engaged in finding solutions to the grand challenges constraining sustainable growth and development in Pakistan.
At 75 years, Pakistan faces persistent economic, political and development challenges. The country has witnessed periods of high economic growth, which have failed to translate into significant progress vis-a-vis key development indicators. The macroeconomic foundations of the economy remain weak: Pakistan has been slow to adequately expand exports while remaining heavily import-dependent in consumption and (capital-intensive) production.
Investments in social development have not kept pace with population growth and large proportions of the population remain vulnerable to negative shocks. Growth has benefitted certain sectors at the expense of others, often bypassing the vulnerable and marginalised. The closing of civic spaces and deep political polarisation limit government and policy actors’ ability to deal with these structural issues.
The conference will include panel discussions and paper presentations on issues of macroeconomic stability, export and innovation challenges, climate change, energy for development, governance and accountability, the political economy of service delivery, and law and social justice.
To register for the event, click here. A detailed programme will be shared closer to the event.