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  • Pakistan must boost tax revenue to finance development: UNDP

    ISLAMABAD: The top official from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Asia-Pacific region has said that low tax-to-GDP ratio is critical for development in Pakistan and the government should look into the taxation issue, which is complicated as well as sensitive...

    UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director of UNDP for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu upon the conclusion of his four-day visit to Pakistan...

  • UNDP sees Pakistan’s neglect behind lingering of water disputes with India

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that Pakistan’s negligence in conducting a sound analysis of trans-boundary water issues and delays in presenting the cases of dispute with India to the Indus Water Commission or the World Bank on the issues related to the Indus Waters Treaty have caused the issues to linger on and remain unaddressed...

    Focusing on water security situation in Pakistan which is the most...

  • Pakistan last country to fall in 'Medium Human Development' group, says UNDP

    Pakistan's Human Development Index (HDI) ranking is 147, making it the last country to fall in the 'Medium Human Development' group in the 2016 Human Development Report published on Wednesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

    According to the UNDP website, the composite Human Development Index (HDI) integrates three basic dimensions of human development, which include:Life expectancy at birth reflects the ability...

  • Political budgeting

    Its endorsement was secured from the Federal Cabinet last week to comply with judgments of the Supreme Court of Pakistan restricting the Prime Minister from exercising such powers unilaterally...

  • Budget 2016-17: Budgeting for the rich

    And a constant muddle through approach towards revenue generation, with future capital investments left largely to projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ensures that the today’s consumption is paid with tomorrow’s possibilities...

    Haris Gazdar, one of Pakistan’s leading researchers on poverty, says a policy focus on poverty alleviation is “first and foremost a political choice”...

  • Budgeting on hope

    YESTERDAY’S budget speech provided the perfect metaphor for the state of Pakistan’s economic management: a lone man in the middle of a room straining to be heard above the thunderous roar of politics all around him...

  • Comment: Budgeting in the time of corona

    In order to be relevant and meaningful, government budgets have to be responsive to the macroeconomic context, be based on realistic assumptions, and have an anchoring theme or reform idea set in the medium term, rather than merely be an accounting statement for the year ahead...

    To amplify the challenges facing budget-makers, the threat of another pestilence looms in the year ahead (locusts), while the domestic troubles of India’s...

  • Comment: Budgeting in the time of corona

    In order to be relevant and meaningful, government budgets have to be responsive to the macroeconomic context, be based on realistic assumptions, and have an anchoring theme or reform idea set in the medium term, rather than merely be an accounting statement for the year ahead...

    To amplify the challenges facing budget-makers, the threat of another pestilence looms in the year ahead (locusts), while the domestic troubles of India’s...

  • Budgeting for citizens’ care

    Despite getting a huge stimulus and relief package from the government, industrialists have so far retrenched more than 6 million workers, and according to one estimate, and the number might reach 12m, lamented Karamat Ali, Executive Director of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research...

    According to the IMF, Pakistan needs Rs6...

  • Budgeting on hope

    At the heart of every budget (in Pakistan anyway) is a revenue target, along with a plan on how the government intends to pursue this target...

    News reports citing unnamed sources tell us that the finance adviser told the cabinet that the target will be met by resort to measures like “petroleum development levy, profits of the State Bank of Pakistan, privatisation of at least three state-owned enterprises and further expenditure...

  • Japan, UNDP to help ECP in holding polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government and the United Nations Development Prog­ram­me (UNDP) will under a project help strengthen the Election Commission of Pakistan’s capacity to hold elections in the country in an effective manner...

    Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai and UNDP Country Director Ignacio Artaza on Wednesday signed an agreement with the ECP to provide $5...

  • UNDP agrees to assist PHEC

    LAHORE: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to assist in strengthening the newly-established Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC)...

    In order to materialise the assistance, UNDP Country-Director Marc-André Franche and PHEC chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin on Monday signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) at commission’s office at Arfa Software Technology Park here in the presence of vice-chancellors of...

  • Lack of capacity is the culprit: UNDP

    BASED on both data and evidence, Pakistan has not achieved most MDG targets, and its behind others in the region except Afghanistan...

    Reasons? Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Marc-Andre Franche points his figure towards the “lack of capacity to plan, implement and deliver results”...

  • Accord signed with UNDP over areas hosting refugees

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Balochistan on Thursday signed a cost-sharing agreement worth Rs100 million to provide assistance to the areas which have been experiencing social, economic and environmental impacts of hosting refugees from Afghanistan since 1979...

    The agreement was signed by outgoing UNDP country director Marc-André Franche and Balochistan’s planning and development...

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