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Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth in Pakistan


  • Shahid Amjad Chaudhry

    () (Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan.)


The article provides an overview of the Pakistani economy and addresses various sectoral issues currently being faced by the economy. The first and the most critical problem highlighted concerns the protection of the poor. Other issues highlighted relate to education, healthcare, housing, taxation and energy. This paper discusses how the current account deficit needs to be tackled by higher tariffs, exchange rate adjustments, and possible export duties. The paper also discusses the need to reduce the cost of production for industry and upgrade governance through an emphasis on the local government system. Regarding public sector investments, the paper explains how the government needs to be transparent about the Public Sector Development Programme, and allow projects to be executed by the provinces.

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  • Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, 2008. "Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth in Pakistan," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 13(Special E), pages 1-4, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:lje:journl:v:13:y:2008:i:sp:p:1-4

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    1. Lawrence Sáez, 2013. "Methods in governance research: a review of research approaches," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series esid-017-13, BWPI, The University of Manchester.

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    Pakistan; Balance of Payments; Fiscal Deficit; Education; Health; Poverty; Public Investment.;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution


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