The Urban Informal Sector of Pakistan: Some Stylized Facts

Research Reports
Publication Year : 1998

Despite rapid growth of GDP in Pakistan, employment opportunities have been quite inadequate. to absorb the rapidly increasing work force. This situation emerged because of the way industrialization was promoted in Pakistan; trade, investment and public sector policies promoted the capital-intensive large-scale industries, while they discriminated against the informal sector.

A. R. Kemal, Chief Economist, Planning Commission, Islamabad.
Zafar Mahmood, Chief of Research, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Islamabad.