New industrial policy – do we really need one?

DR MANZOOR AHMAD Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2019 Recently, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its annual report for fiscal year 2018-19 recommended to the government “to put in place a coherent industrial policy on an immediate priority basis.” Similarly, the Pakistan Business Council asked for “a fresh industrial policy to promote employment, […]



Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank. The ‘Labour Market Analysis’ using data from a Pakistani online job portal finds that although there is an excess supply of[…]



Data release: Remittances to low- and middle-income countries on track to reach $551 billion in 2019 and $597 billion by 2021

Published in World Bank Blogs,  October 16, 2019 We have decided to release the latest data on worldwide remittance flows via this blog. For the latest data on global migration and a well-rounded discussion of issues relating to migration, remittances and development, please refer to the recent World Bank report. The first part of the blog covers[…]