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This paper examines Pakistan’s export performance during the last three decades and finds that it has been very poor in comparison with the performance of other countries in Asia. Although Pakistan is exporting to a diversified market base, the high level of product concentration and low sophistication level of the country’s exports are crucial factors underlying this poor performance. This…
This paper examines Pakistan’s export performance during the last three decades and finds that it has been very poor in comparison with the performance of other countries in Asia. Although Pakistan is exporting to a diversified market base, the high level of product concentration and low sophistication level of the country’s exports are crucial factors underlying this poor performance. This…
While Pakistani trade with India could give a boost to Pakistan’s economy, there are other neighbors with whom trade could be equally important. We look at this aspect of regional trade and show that promoting trade with the rest of Pakistan’s neighbors could have a significant positive impact on the country’s growth. We show that Pakistan’s trade with these neighbors…
This report reviews the principal economic trend in the South Asia and the achievements and the vulnerabilities associated with South Asia’s recent growth experience. It also focuses on sectoral issues that affect productivity and growth outcomes in the region highlighting the salient policy issues. The progress in the services, manufacturing and agriculture sector is reviewed and the challenges identified in…
The KP Growth Strategy, which is a collaboration between the Governmnet of KP and the International Growth Centre, provides policy makers an analysis of the growth drivers, while taking into account the factors that have inhibited KP’s growth. It highlights the sectors that need to be prioritized in order to harness their full potential and steer KP’s economy to a…