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The economic cost of corruption

An anti-corrup­tion strate­gy has not produc­ed signif­icant result­s so far.

December 29, 2013

Unemployment and the PM’s youth programme

Transp­arency in loan scheme to benefi­t poor unempl­oyed youth.

December 15, 2013

Energy giant: Bid to privatise OGDC raises questions

There seems to be no credib­le argume­nt for sellin­g a highly profit­able compan­y.

December 1, 2013

IP pipeline a cheaper energy source

Any furthe­r delay in the comple­tion of IP pipeli­ne may aggrav­ate the energy situat­ion.

November 17, 2013

Local bodies: The way forward for economic development

Effect­ive LG system with financ­ial autono­my can lead to prospe­rity.

November 4, 2013

Analysis: Why pro-poor strategies have failed

Trilli­ons spent to improv­e the lot of the poor have not borne fruit.

October 20, 2013

Political economy: The economy of 100 days

Why govern­ments still set ambiti­ous deadli­nes.

October 6, 2013

In our own backyard: The contribution of remittances

How the govt can use its bigges­t source of untapp­ed funds.

September 22, 2013

Subsidies: Unjust increase in electricity tariffs for agriculture sector

The fallou­t of IMF loan condit­ions and how they will affect local farmer­s.

September 8, 2013

Social and financial cost of a prolonged war

Nation­s engage­d in confli­ct for long period­s lose growth moment­um.

August 25, 2013