Pakistan’s desperate need for rapid pro-poor growth by Dr. Sohail Jehangir Malik
03:00pm to 05:00pm
SDPI conference hall, 4th floor, Taimoor Chambers, Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad
Dr. Sohail Jehangir Malik is one of Pakistan’s most prolific development policy analysts and scholars of international repute. His career spans 44 years. He has worked in the United States, Africa, Asia and Australia. He has been a staff member of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the World Bank. His current work highlights inadequacy and poor quality of available economic data, absence of effective monitoring and evaluation; and decayed capacity for analyses, implementation and service delivery as well as various disconnects within the structure of economy and shows why rapid pro-poor poverty reducing growth is not possible in Pakistan without drastic changes.
Dr Sohail’s talk will focus on the elements of a complimentary strategy for kick starting rapid inclusive growth, employment generation and socio-economic development in Pakistan combined with traditional IMF prescriptions to tackle disastrous downslide of the economy.
- Dr. Sohail J. Malik, PhD, President, Innovative Development Strategies LLC, USA
- Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI