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The Express Tribune, Awaz

Published Date: Sep 26, 2012

AID FAILED DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN

Donors’ pursuit of strategic agenda and conditions creates conflicts, while the recipient struggles with the after-effects of the inappropriate strategy and waits for more aid to undertake expensive reforms.

This was said by Dr Nadia Tahir, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Lahore, at a lecture on whether aid causes conflict at SDPI. She added that in case of Pakistan, aid failed to increase social sector spending and most peaks of aid were marked with inconsistent social sector allocations and low domestic savings.

At the lecture, Dr Younus Jafri, Senior Advisor at Planning Commission of Pakistan, said expectation should not be made on role of aid in growth and development.