Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Recent Economic Developments, Outlook and Risks: Pakistan Development Update Spring 2023

Date : Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 04:30 PM to 06:15 PM
Moderator: Aroub Farooq, Economist, World Bank
Chair: Najy Benhassine, World Bank Country Director, Pakistan
Panelists :

Ali Khizar Aslam, Head of Research at Business Recorder
Durr-e-Nayab, Joint Director/Pro Vice-Chancellor, PIDE
Farooq Pasha, Economist - MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank

Presenter: Adnan Ashraf Ghumman, Senior Economist, World Bank Derek H.C Chen, Senior Economist, World Bank

Pakistan’s economy continues to face the effects of recent flooding and macroeconomic crises.  Tighter global liquidity conditions and rising macro risks have further curtailed Pakistan’s access to international capital markets. To avoid a macroeconomic crisis, the Government must remain on track with stabilization and structural reforms underpinning the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility. Against this backdrop, The World Bank’s Pakistan Development Update (PDU)-Spring 2023 titled “Recent Economic Developments, Outlook, and Risks“, reports on key recent domestic and global economic developments, outlook, and risks, and discuss the policy priorities for economic stabilization and sustainable economic recovery.

The PDU will be launched on Tuesday, April 04, 2023, aligning with the release of the latest South Asia Economic Focus edition. The launch event is jointly organized by the World Bank Pakistan and the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). The Report and the launch event are catered for a wide audience, including policymakers, business leaders, financial market participants, academia and the community of analysts and professionals engaged in the country’s economic development.

In this respect, to make it successful, you are cordially requested to join us virtually on Tuesday, April 04, 2023.  The event will take place from 4:30pm till 6:15pm. The Zoom link is given as under:

World Bank PDU Report Launch Zoom Link

Time: Apr 4, 2023 04:00 PM Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 836 8789 2559

Passcode: 663619

If you are in Islamabad and interested in joining us physically, we would love to facilitate you. Kindly fill the attached google form and you will receive a confirmation email by Monday insha’Allah.

Looking forward to have you and benefit from your valuable input

Best regards

World Bank & PIDE team


Dr. Mahmood Khalid (0333-5130716) [email protected].

Mr. Ali Shahid (0336-5268906) [email protected]

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad (0314-9100503) [email protected]