Pakistan Development Policy Series’ seventh webinar “Municipal Finance: How can cities generate own-source revenue?” took place on Thursday, February 3 from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm (PKT).
The Pakistan Development Policy Series is a series of policy talks inviting discussion and debate on key reform areas critical to Pakistan’s economic, social, and development growth. The seventh webinar focused on how local governments can identify viable sources of own-source revenue including property tax and user charges, in addition to provincial transfers. Panelists discussed the key challenges in the design and administration of revenue-generation mechanisms.
Our participants included Dr. Rizwan Akram Sherwani, DG Excise & Taxation, Government of Punjab, Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Economist, MNA, Former Finance Minister for the Government of Punjab, Dr. Anwar Shah, World Bank, and Director of the Centre for Public Economics, Chengdu/Wenjiang, China, Mr. Altaf Sario, Administrator, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, and Dr. Mahvish Shaukat, Economist at the World Bank, was the Moderator for this panel discussion.
The session was co-chaired by Mr. Najy Benhassine, World Bank Country Director for Pakistan, and Dr. Ijaz Nabi, Chairperson of the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) and Country Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC) Pakistan.