Islamabad: A two-day conference hosted by the Planning Commission and UNDP discusses how best to ensure sustained growth in Pakistan. The Conference brings together around 500 delegates including parliamentarians, international experts, federal and provincial policy makers, economists, development sector leaders, business community and officials from UN agencies from across Pakistan.
International and national resource persons include Suleiman B. Mahboob, Chairman, Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Norma Binte Mansoor Secretary General of the National Economic Advisory Council Malaysia, Mohammed Ali Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Shahid Kardar Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Heru Prasetyo Deputy Chairman of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight Indonesia, Vinaya Swaroop Sector Manager of Economic Policy in South Asia World Bank, Dr. Andrew Rathmell Coffey International Development, Mahbub Hossain Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and many others related to the economic and social development sectors from across Pakistan.
The conference deliberations focused on civil service and governance reforms, the role of vibrant markets and results-orientation in the public sector. Leading experts also discussed the need for urban development and reform as a pre requisite to robust growth while maximizing human capital, productivity and innovation. The interactive sessions also reiterate the need for youth engagement as the drivers for growth.
At the conclusion of the Conference, the Planning Commission and UNDP will be exchanging a letter of intent proposing the establishment of the Centre for Growth and Development.
The revamped centre will contribute towards building institutional capacity to support the implementation of the new Economic Growth Framework. It will conduct research, advocacy and policy advice, promote global learning and solution exchange.
For more information, contact:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan
4th Floor, Serena Office Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan
Cell: +92300 535 8225