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Insights for Change: Can Port Investments Spark Indigenous Economic Development in Gwadar?

Is Gwadar the port of the future for Pakistan, Central Asia and Western China? This question is much discussed. But how will/can the long standing residents of Gwadar benefit from the envisaged bonanza? This is addressed in the attached article in CDPR’s new series “Insights for Change” titled “Can Port Investments Spark Indigenous Development in Gwadar?” by  Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, former Executive Director (2016-2019), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. The article explores the opportunities and challenges of large public infrastructure investment in boosting localised economic development.

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