May 12, 2017                                                  

What Restricts Children's Educational Attainment in Punjab? A Framework of Analysis.

PERI has published a research report titled "What Restricts Children's Educational Attainment in Punjab? A Framework of Analysis".  Read/Download

May 8, 2017                                                  


Pre-Budget Seminar successfully held at PC hotel Lahore. The role of budget making process is always deemed as highly important including the fiscal decisions and expenditures process and priorities. In this context PERI has organized a seminar on "Revenue Optimization and Expenditures Preferences" held in Pearl Continental Hotel to solicit specific stance and recommendations on provincial budget 2017-18 by different stakeholders.

April 26, 2017                                                   Consultative Session with Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque former Vice Chancellor of PIDE and Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan at PERI.

Dr. Nadeemul Haque is former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan. He did his M.A Economics (1980) and PhD (1986) from the University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois. He remained Trade Policy Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Government of Pakistan from August 2005 to date. He has been a senior resident representative of the IMF in Egypt and Sri Lanka.

April 24, 2017                                                   PERI Team Attended a Technical Session
PERI team has attended a technical session titled "Demands Side Financing, Voucher Program of Family Planning; Findings from Endline Survey and Future Research" organized by The David & Lucile Packard Foundation at PC hotel on 24th April, 2017


April 22-23, 2017                                                   PERI Assistant Research Fellow Presented a Research Paper at Internationl Conference
Ms. Javeria Khalid (Assistant Research Fellow) presented a paper at the International Conference on Gender, Work and Society organized by the Suleman Dawood School of  Business, LUMS on 22-23 April, 2017


3rd-4th April,   2017                                                   Punjab Economic Forum 2017

The two-day Punjab Economic Forum 2017 concluded on Tuesday with an aim to improve living standards of people in Punjab.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said "It is heartening to see a good number of economists and economic experts under one roof discussing the economic growth in Punjab while finding out new ways to accelerate the pace of progress resultantly benefiting the commoners in the province. We must learn from the extensive experience of experts so that the true objective of organising the forum can be achieved. I congratulate Planning and Development Department, PERI and the Urban Unit on successful execution of the program."

The closing ceremony was also attended by the Punjab Finance Minister Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha. Former finance secretary Dr Waqar Masood stressed the need of political ownership of economic equity projects.

"The Punjab Economic Forum has been able to provide a unique platform for promoting discourse on growth and development priorities of the province, and derive public policy options," said Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Punjab Planning and Development Board chairman while addressing the closing ceremony.

In his address, Punjab Planning and Development Secretary Iftikhar Ali Sahoo said, "The underlying objective has been to include and involve maximum number of experts so as to come up with a comprehensive and sustainable plan to turn Punjab's economy into a thriving one that will offer something for everyone living here.

International speakers, including Abla Amawi of the UNDP, Dr Anthony Chiu, Dr Athula Senaratne from Sri Lanka, Muhammad Abdul Khalid from Kuala Lumpur, Hassan, Dr Nauman Majid from Switzerland, World Bank Country Director Illango Phatachamutu, Prof Li Xiguang from Beijing, Dr Fahad Khan of the Asian Development Bank, Dr Murtaza Haider of Ryerson University, Canada and former State Bank of Pakistan governor Dr Ishrat Hussain were among those, who addressed the forum.

The forum was attended by professionals, practitioners, academicians, development partners, researchers and government officials. Panellists stressed the need to ensure that fruits of economic stability and equity reach everyone in the province.


April 02, 2017                                                   Agriculture and Textile Sector
PERI has Published a policy brief titled “Agriculture and Textile Sector” for the month of March, 2017. Read/Download
April 02, 2017                                                   Taxation System of Pakistan and its Impact on Economy
PERI has Published a policy brief titled “Taxation System of Pakistan and its Impact on Economy” for the month of February, 2017. Read/Download
April 01, 2017                                                   What Restricts Children’s Educational Attainment in Punjab: A Framework of Analysis
PERI has Published a research brief titled “What Restricts Children’s Educational Attainment in Punjab: A Framework of Analysis” by Muhammad Imran (Associate Research Fellow). Read/Download


Mar 31, 2017                                                   Demand-Supply Gap Analysis and Potential Energy Resources of Punjab
PERI has Published a policy paper titled “Demand-Supply Gap Analysis and Potential Energy Resources of Punjab” by Dr. Shahzada M Naeem Nawaz (Research Fellow). Read/Download