Strengthening the link between finance & development

Venue: Conference Hall, CDPR
Date: 19th September 2018, Wednesday
Time: 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm

The Consortium for Development Policy Research held a session of Lahore Policy Exchange on ‘Strengthening the link between finance and development outcomes’, on Wednesday, 19th September from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at 19A FCC Scheme Maratab Ali Road, Gulberg IV, Lahore. The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR), in collaboration with the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is carrying out a multi-year performance evaluation of DFID’s Punjab Education Support Programme (PESP II). To discuss how public finances can be better allocated to and managed between different sectors in a sustainable manner for improved development in Pakistan, the following speakers were invited: Usman Khan (Faculty Economics, LUMS & CDPR Fellow) – moderated as well as gave a background of public finance and its importance in contributing to economic development. Faisal Rashid (Senior Consultant PFM, OPM) – reviewed public finances for education in Punjab and an assessment of sustainable PFM capacity in the education department to improve public spending. Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh (Secretary Finance, Govt. of Punjab) – talked about the need for public finance management reforms for better outcomes of budgets.