A budget for growth
It is budget time. PIDE sees itself as a think-tank of the public, not a fellow traveller of the government of the day. So do its professionals. They had been working on the missing software of high and sustained growth well before the build up of the present growth expectations.The readers will recall that PIDE made public its Reform Agenda for Growth, with the Minister for Planning, Development and Reform present, as a major pre-budget exercise. This pre-budget issue of the P&R broadens the debate to inform the budget makers to move beyond the traditional accounting exercise. It will be followed by a post-budget issue to ascertain the distance covered on the road to reform.