Business & Economy

Dutch (DGGF) Loan for your Businesses

Dutch (DGGF) Loan for your Businesses

Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) is a loan provided to Dutch SMEs and local SMEs in emerging markets and developing countries for financing development-relevant trade and investment. The Scheme is divided into three tracks:- Financing investment by Dutch SMEs in developing countries (through RVO.nl) Financing local SMEs in developing countries like Pakistan (Consortium of PwC […]

July 25, 2014 | By More
Economic challenges for Pakistan Muslim League PML(N) in Pakistan

Economic challenges for Pakistan Muslim League PML(N) in Pakistan

Pakistan Muslim League PML(N) will have to face formidable challenges. There are serious issues facing the country, from the war on terror, security concerns, deteriorating law and order, sectarian killings to reviving the economy, improving governance and checking malpractices, so to achieve durable development outcomes. The growth in the country has slowed down and averaged […]

June 8, 2013 | By More

Taxation and Budget

Federal Budget 2013-14 highlights

Federal Budget 2013-14 highlights

The newly formed Government of Pakistan Muslim League (N) has announced the Federal Budget 2013-14, giving its economic vision to put the country on the track of economic development. There are many challenges for the government, and to overcome these some important decisions have been taken in the budget. Government has vowed to control unnecessary […]

July 24, 2014 | By More
Approved Finance Bill 2013-14

Approved Finance Bill 2013-14

The National Assembly has passed the Finance Bill 2013 for fiscal year 2013-14 with a total outlay of Rs 3.985 trillion with a majority vote.  Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar moved the bill in the House. Majority of amendments proposed by the opposition were rejected by the House with a majority vote. The […]

June 30, 2013 | By More

SME Development

ITC Free online tool for analysing trade and market conditions for SMEs

ITC Free online tool for analysing trade and market conditions for SMEs

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) exporting from developing countries suffer the brunt of complying with market access conditions. Searching for information on tariffs and non-tariff measures (NTMs), and complying with them, takes time and can be costly. To make market entry rules more transparent, the International Trade Centre (ITC) has redeveloped its online analysis tool […]

June 30, 2012 | By More
GIZ’s National Qualification Framework for labor force of SME sector development

GIZ’s National Qualification Framework for labor force of SME sector development

Labor Force is the most important segment for SME sector development and it must be provided opportunities of training and skill development as per international standards to contribute positively. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a key element of any policy initiative that aims to improve socioeconomic conditions, create jobs and alleviate poverty. […]

June 14, 2012 | By More

Energy

The total tax contribution of E&P companies Pakistan

The total tax contribution of E&P companies Pakistan

As part of Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association’s work to quantify the economic contribution to the Exploration & Production E&P companies for which Total Tax Contribution methodology was applied for member companies activities in Pakistan. The results are very revealing and importantly assist the sector to be more open and transparent about the […]

December 9, 2012 | By More
Energy policy in South Asia

Energy policy in South Asia

South Asia is ranked as one of the regions with lowest per capita consumption of Energy particularly in form of electricity despite the fact that region is blessed with enormous energy potential for generating enormous amount of electricity. Presently, South Asian countries are producing electricity less than 50% of their available potential. On the other […]

June 12, 2012 | By More

Entrepreneurship

The Youth Employment Crises in Pakistan

The Youth Employment Crises in Pakistan

Today the world faces the challenge of creating job opportunities for the growing youth population. 75 million young people are jobless, four million more than in 2007. Of those who are working, more than 200 million earn less than $2 a day, living mostly in developing countries. The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its annual […]

October 13, 2012 | By More
Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

“The Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum is committed to addressing the prevalence of barriers that prevent aspiring entrepreneurship from taking the first step towards an entrepreneurial career” – Shaban Khalid, Chairman, YEF. Promoting entrepreneurship is an important priority for Pakistan’s economic development. According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2010 report, Pakistan lags in startups, with less than half […]

April 15, 2012 | By More

Social Media

Five Ways to Use Social Media for Economic Reform and Democracy Advocacy

Five Ways to Use Social Media for Economic Reform and Democracy Advocacy

One year after the Arab Spring, where emerging technologies like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs are thought to have played a crucial role, many organizations are asking themselves how social media can best be used to shape debates and organize for advocacy in developing and emerging market countries. CIPE has worked with nearly 500 business associations […]

February 18, 2012 | By More