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April 04, 2020                                                  

Corrigendum

Considering the current prevailing Corona (COVID-19) Pandemic and existing lockdown in Punjab Province, the last date to submit the tender (please see tender section) is hereby extended upto 15-04-2020. Details

Dec 04, 2019                                                  

Internships at PERI

Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI) offers internships (for a period of six months) to candidates having minimum 16 years of education in the field of Economics or related discipline recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and having interest in evidence-based socio-economic policy research on issues of provincial and national importance. Selected internees will be paid monthly stipend of PKR 10,000/-. There is no age limit for participation in this programme. Applications may be submitted to Director PERI office.

Nov 15, 2019                                                  

Welcome Note

“I am pleased to welcome the new staff recently inducted in PERI and hope that by virtue of their academic qualifications, capabilities, skills and rich experience, the new staff will further strengthen the organization in near future.”

June 20, 2019                                                  

Memorandum of Understanding

The MoU was signed by Dr. M. Aman Ullah, Director, Punjab Economic Research Institute and Wasif Mullick, Associate Director, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan for research collaboration in which they will jointly conduct research studies, including the Social Norms Research study led by Oxford University, and will engage in knowledge exchange to improve the quality of the research outputs. Both the Institutes will collaborate on the development of surveys, data analysis, dissemination of research outputs, and identification of innovative and state-of-the-art research projects.

 

May 24, 2019                                                  

Launcing Ceremony of Punjab Growth Strategy 2023

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar unveiled Punjab Growth Strategy-2023 at a ceremony held in this connection here at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Friday.

Addressing the launching ceremony, Buzdar said that Punjab Growth Strategy-2023 would determine the direction of economic development and fruit of progress would reach to every citizen of the province.

Chief Minister said, “We believe in public service, not for winning the elections, but for the blessing of Allah Almighty. The PTI will fulfill all the promises under its manifesto. Special attention is being paid to reforms in education, healthcare and agriculture etc. We want completion of CPEC projects and development of backward areas, eradication of unemployment.”

The growth strategy, he hoped, would present a strategy to cope with basic problems being faced by the people by ensuring their welfare and real development in Punjab.
Buzdar said the government would ensure 8.8 per cent reduction would be made in unemployment in the next five years by providing 1.2 million jobs annually.

Similarly, the government also wanted to decrease poverty ratio from 26.2 per cent to 19.5 per cent by 2023, adding that 640,000 house would be constructed annually in next five years under Apna Ghar Scheme, and scope of this scheme would soon be expanded to all districts of Punjab.

Quality of medical education and management of the hospitals would be improved and new hospitals would be constructed besides upgrading the existing hospitals and healthcare centers. Modern technology would also be fully utilised for the provision of basic healthcare facilities.

The chief minister said that more schools would be constructed and the existing ones would be renovated and missing facilities would also be made available there, while electricity or solar lights would be provided in more than 3,000 schools and science laboratories, and electronic libraries would be established in 27,000 schools.

He continued that shelter workshops would be set up for the blind people and degree colleges would be established in the special education sector.

Buzdar mentioned that work was being carried out for providing potable water in rural areas of Punjab. Availability of nine million acres feet additional water for irrigation would be ensured, and industries, agriculture and livestock sectors would also be upgraded besides increasing agri produces by promoting smart agriculture.

Special attention would be paid to real development of backward areas in Growth Strategy 2023, he said and added that south Punjab was facing shortage of resources due to trends of investment in specific areas.

Backward areas were being awarded status of special economic zones for grabbing the attention of investors for which industrial estate of Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur would be developed speedily, he maintained.

He said that tall claims of progress and development were made in the past in the excitement of speech. People’s sentiments were exploited by the rulers who had ruled for decades in Punjab and their self-claim development was limited on the TV screen and newspapers only as the graph of employment and exports were decreased in their tenure.

Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht and Provincial Advisor on Economic Affairs and Planning Dr Salman Shah also addressed the ceremony. Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Fidous Ashiq Awan, provincial ministers, MPAs, renowned economist Dr. Hafeez Pasha, Punjab P&D Department chairman, economic experts, high officials of relevant departments were also present.

 

January 31, 2019                                                  

Job opportunities for Disable Persons

Job opportunities for disable persons only at PERI. For advertisement please check job section.

 

January 25, 2019                                                  

Meeting on Punjab Growth Model

A meeting to discuss the Punjab Growth Model was held on January 25, 2019 in PERI. During the meeting, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha, Mr. Usman Khan, Economics Faulty LUMS and Director (PERI), Dr. M. Aman Ullah discussed the Punjab Growth Model with PERI Team. The Punjab Growth Model will be grounded on concrete evidence and will make best use of the available economic variables and policy instruments.

January 23, 2019                                                  

Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 in News

First time in the history of Pakistan, a province plans to come up with an in-house growth strategy. The dividend of better governance compared to other provinces for past two decades is demonstrating in institutional capacity building. Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 – about to be launched soon, is derived from evidence based economic variables and policy instruments. The relatively young blood of Dr Aman Ullah along with some vibrant consultants under the mentorship of Dr Hafiz Pasha came with a dynamic model approach which is well supported by the provincial finance minister – Makhdoom Hashim and Planning and Development Board. Read more

 

November 08, 2018                                                  

Meeting with International Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

A meeting was held with Senior Research Fellow, International Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr. Stephen Davies and his team in PERI. The team from PERI was led by Chief Economist/Director, Dr. M. Aman Ullah. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss potential projects for collaboration between the two institutes; Punjab Food Outlook and Farm Accounts Survey. IFPRI and PERI hope to partner further in conducting research studies on topics of agriculture credit, agro-businesses, agriculture extension system, technology transfer, use of ICT in agriculture, and the role of CPEC in Punjab's agriculture sector.

November 08, 2018                                                  

Meeting with Assistant Country Director and Chief, Development Policy Unit at UNDP Pakistan

A meeting was held between Chief Economist, P&D / Director, PERI, Dr. M. Aman Ullah & Assistant Country Director and Chief, Development Policy Unit at UNDP Pakistan, Mr. Shakeel Ahmad to discuss research areas under the domain of SDGs. Related sectors from PERI will contribute to research on mutual areas of interest.