Business & Economy

The seven pillars of Vision 2025

The seven pillars of Vision 2025

Pillar-I:                        Putting People First: Developing Human and Social Capital One major weakness of our development journey is neglect of human resource development. Vision 2025 seeks to bring human resource development to the top of national agenda. This requires capitalizing upon existing social capital, strengthening it and improving the human skill base of the population to […]

August 15, 2014 | By More
Salient features and targets of Pakistan Vision 2025

Salient features and targets of Pakistan Vision 2025

Biggest Economy of the world from current 27th to 25th by 2025 and 18th by 2050: The government needs to prioritize its targets, and in that process, it has to be realistic. For instance, Pakistan has little chance to be the 18th biggest economy of the world in 2050 if it does not grow by […]

August 14, 2014 | By More

Taxation and Budget

Provincial budgets 2014-15 highlights

Provincial budgets 2014-15 highlights

Sindh  The Sindh budget has a total outlay of Rs.686.2 billion. Total receipts are projected at Rs.672.118 billion, showing a deficit of Rs.14.06 billion. The Annual Development Programme has been allocated Rs.168 billion, against current year’s rs.185 billion. Revenue expenditure is budgeted Rs.436.09 billion, capital expenditure at Rs.34.7 billion, and Rs.47.5 billion is for other […]

August 30, 2014 | By More
Federal budget 2014-15 —-An Overview

Federal budget 2014-15 —-An Overview

In the outgoing fiscal year 2013-14, macroeconomic performance of the economy improved. GDP growth picked up, mainly driven by improved performance of industry and services sector. Economic growth has suffered in recent years because of problems in the energy sector, security concerns and a difficult investment climate. GDP growth has averaged 3 percent in the […]

August 21, 2014 | 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

Causes of Energy crisis — recommendations for short term solutions:

Causes of Energy crisis — recommendations for short term solutions:

Pakistan is facing serious energy crisis for the last few years, which is taking a heavy toll on the trade & industry as well as on the overall economy. Many factors have contributed to give rise to this crisis. The major causes of prevailing energy shortage are highlighted below along with some recommendations to address […]

August 18, 2014 | By More
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

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