National Conference on Open Trade: Public Private Consultation on STPF 2018-23

Background The Ministry of Commerce is in the final stages of formulating a draft of Pakistan’s 5-year trade policy — Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2018-2023. As in case of the earlier Frameworks, this policy will primarily focus on boosting the country’s dwindling exports. However, the time horizon for achieving the objectives is five years instead of three years as […]

Student For Liberty Islamabad Retreat

PRIME Institute took the initiative of organizing a retreat for Students for Liberty Pakistan members on February 3, 2018, at PRIME HQ in Islamabad. SFL Local Coordinators from all over Pakistan gathered in Islamabad to talk about economic freedom and a Libertarian future for Pakistan. Syed Ali Ehsan, Program Director PRIME shared a presentation on classical liberalism while Ayesha Bilal, COO […]

President Prime Institute Dr. Manzoor inducted as a member of the Trade Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC)

President Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) Dr. Manzoor Ahmad has been inducted as a Member of the Trade Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC). The Trade Policy Committee is deputed to formulate and implement the Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2018-23. In order to give deeper consideration to the trade policy proposals received from various stakeholders, the Ministry of Commerce has […]

Consultation: Lahore City Competitiveness

A consultative session on metropolitan competitiveness was organized in Lahore. The session was attended by government representatives, businessmen leaders, and academics. The sessions are being conducted by PRIME scholars Mr Zia Banday, Syed Ali, and Ms Aniqa Arshad. The existing endowments of Lahore identified at the Lahore Consultative Session were it being a high concentration area for education institutions, known […]

Improving Metropolitan Competitiveness of Pakistani Cities: Peshawar & Islamabad

Nationwide consultations are being organized by the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise, to gather views, opinions, and suggestions for improving the competitiveness, business environment, and livability of major Metropolitan cities and Urban centres of Pakistan. Two sessions were held this week, in Peshawar and in Islamabad. The sessions were […]

10th Federal Tracking Report – Summary findings (Jul 2013 – Jun 2017)

The 10th Federal Tracking Report measures the status of implementation on governmental economic goals contained within the official economic agenda of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz.  For each goal, a score is assigned between 0 to 10, 10 is the highest. The score is further sub-divided into three categories; Policy Developments (2.5), Institutional Reforms (2.5) and Implementation (5).  To view the […]

PRIME Newsletter: November 2017 Issue

The 4th National Debt Conference was held in Islamabad on the 26th of October 2017. The topic of the Conference was Debt, Spending, and Resource Allocation. This year we divided the conference into two sessions, the first session was centered on the topic of Debt Management and Public Spending, while the second session focussed on the Resource Allocation under the National […]

Nationwide Consultative Round-Tables on Metropolitan Competitiveness

Join PRIME Institute in a Roundtable Consultation on Improving Metropolitan Competitiveness. We are carrying out a research-based assessment and comparison of the economic potential, productivity, and business policy environment of major metropolitan cities of Pakistan. Our purpose is to develop a benchmark for economic governance, in the form of an accessible publication. To achieve this, we are conducting a study […]

Toward Economic Freedom: Roadmap for Sustainable Private Sector Growth

Due to a rise in investor confidence, Pakistan was upgraded to emerging market status in the MCSI index. Much of this can be attributed to the substantial investment CPEC is bringing to Pakistan as part of the Belt and Road initiative. GDP growth rate is also estimated to be the highest it has been in the last decade, paired with lower inflation and […]