Relevant Articles:

A resource bank has been created by CDPR on overarching themes that its member organizations are working on. It entails collection of research outputs from various organizations, which are either academic or based on policy initiatives undertaken in Pakistan. One of these themes is Taxation. This bibliography is work in progress and we would be grateful to users if they could email us any articles not already listed on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The bibliography has been organized along 11 broad categories:

Relevant Data Sources:

Pakistan Economic Census 2005

Conducted once by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics during 2001 to 2003.

Link to report:Economic Census 2005 Actual dataset has to be requested.

National Accounts of Pakistan

Periodic data compiled by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Link to report:National Accounts Publications

Pakistan Fiscal Operations

Annual fiscal data published by Ministry of Finance.

Link to reports: Ministry of Finance Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Economic Survey

Annual review published by Ministry of Finance, containing various general indicators.

Link to latest reports: PAKISTAN ECONOMIC SURVEY 2013-14

State of Pakistan’s Economy

Quarterly report published by the State Bank of Pakistan

Link to report: State Bank of Pakistan - The Central Bank

State Bank Annual Report

Published annually by the State Bank of Pakistan, has a comprehensive review of performance of various economic indicators in the country.

Link to reports: State Bank of Pakistan - Annual Reports

Banking Statistics of Pakistan

Issued annually by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Link to reports: Banking Statistics of Pakistan

Handbook of Statistics on Pakistan Economy 2010

Issued once by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Link to reports: Handbook of Statistics on Pakistan Economy 2010

World Economic Outlook Database

This IMF database includes time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices.

Link to data: World Economic Outlook Databases

International Financial Statistics

The data collected by the IMF covers 194 countries and areas on national accounts, labour markets, prices, indicators of economic activity, trade and exchange rate. Data starts from 1948 onwards.

Link to data: IMF eLibrary Data

Global Findex

A comprehensive database by the World Bank on financial inclusion, which provides in-depth data on how individuals save, borrow, make payments, and manage risks.