Pakistan’s Quarterly Trade Bulletin
Partner: Pakistan Regional Economic Integration (PREIA) – USAID
Team Member: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi, Asif Javed
To improve the business enabling environment through technical assistance and capacity building support to both the public and private sector, PREIA is working with public and private sector stakeholders in Pakistan. This entails improving Govt. of Pakistan’s ability to develop and implement reforms of trade related policies, laws and regulations and also increasing private sector academia and civil society engagement in policy-making. A critical accompaniment to the development of the GOP’s capacity is strengthening the trust and two way flow of information between the public and private sectors so that policies are more reflective of the on ground needs of Pakistan’s export industries, cross border traders, and logistic providers and can adapt quickly as these needs evolve. Aiming this, SDPI and PREIA has initiated a quarterly trade bulletin with the following objectives.
Publish Pakistan’s quarterly trade bulletin on a regular basis for the initial four quarters. This will include collecting, organizing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, from credible national and international resources such as the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics of the GOP and the State Bank of Pakistan to ascertain trends, opportunities and challenges. This analysis will need to cover key findings and intelligently forecast the direction of Pakistan’s Trading Environment. This should be accessible to all the members of trade associations, chambers, private businesses, policy makers and public sector departments.
- Collect quarterly data on trade and conduct analysis on the trade and policy issue selected for a given quarter.
- Share the draft of the trade data and data policy analysis.
- dissemination of the bulletin to the key stakeholders.
Links of the Bulletin;
Issue 1, Volume 2 (July – September 2018) https://sdpi.org/publications/publication_details-919-67.html
Issue 2, Volume 1 (April – June 2018) https://sdpi.org/publications/publication_details-898-67.html
Issue 1, Volume 1 (January – March 2018) https://sdpi.org/publications/publication_details-897-67.html