What Kind of Planning do we need or should we do away with it? (ENGLISH)

October 20, 2016
Kahlid Ikram who worked in the Pakistan Planning Commission in its glory days and then went on to important assignments in the world Bank is one of Pakistan's finest economists. He talks to us about Planning and economic policy in Pakistan?


We discuss


Is there a need for a Planning commission? Should countries plan anymore?
What role can policy play in growth?
Does good policy require a cerebral and thinking government?
The current 'hardware only' policy vis a vis the 'priority to software' approach of the FEG?
How the PC lost its important role as well as all its human capital in the 70s?


This should be of great interest to people thinking of economic policy in Pakistan. 
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