The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC) held a webinar titled “A Conversation on Pakistan’s Current Economic Crisis” on Thursday, August 4th from  5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

At the webinar three top experts discussed Pakistan’s current economic challenges.

  • Georgetown University’s Dr. Shanta Devarajan, who advises the Sri Lankan government, narrated how Sri Lanka got into economic difficulties and the way forward.
  • Dr. Reza Baqir, recent State Bank Governor and former chief of IMF’s sovereign debt division, discussed the IMF’s approach to handling sovereign debt distress and assess the situation in Pakistan.
  • Dr. Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings Institution, discussed the role of international finance, including the IMF, in avoiding economic crises in low income economies.

The conversation was moderated by Dr. Ijaz Nabi, IGC Pakistan Country Director and CDPR fellow.