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 centers of Pak n of Pakistan. Two sessions were held this week, in Peshawar and in Islamabad. […]

CPEC Monitor – November 2017 Issue

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) status as Pakistan’s flagship economic project continues to grow. Intellectual debate on CPEC has developed considerably since its inception in April, 2015. As these discussions continue to expand our understanding of CPEC, the implementation stage of projects is fast progressing.

Government Policy Scorecard – Summary findings (Jul 2013 – Jun 2017)

The Government Policy Scorecard 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 […]

The Future of Bitcoin and Crypto currencies

Written by Waqas Ahmed In the early 17th Century, demand for Tulips in the Dutch Republic rose so high, that people of all trades – including aristocrats, carpenters, cobblers, and merchants – were willing to pay the cost of houses in order to buy them – it was known as the Tulipmania. It was a bubble, and like with all […]

4th National Debt Conference

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. Dr. Almut Besold of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom called for greater discussion and debate on the improvement of fiscal management mechanisms in Pakistan. She said that the National Debt Conference was held […]

Reliability of economic freedom indicators debatable

KUALA LUMPUR: As per Canada-based Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World report, Pakistan’s ranking in terms of economic freedom has improved 10 notches and it stood at 127th position out of total 159 countries.