Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Roundtable on Foreign Aid to Pakistan - Part - 2 - Politics of Foreign Aid to Pakistan

Date : 8-Aug-20
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Discussant : Robin Lynn Raphel American Former Diplomat & Expert on Pakistan, Hussain Nadim, CEO, The Nerve Center, Sibtain Fazal Halim, Former Secretary, se Economic Affairs Division, GoP

Despite extensive debate on foreign aid over last six decades, the contribution that foreign aid can make to development is still contested. Pakistan appears to be an aid addicted country. Despite many promises, every successive government seeks multilateral and bilateral donors’ economic and technical assistance to tackle complex domestic problems. The presence of numerous development partners in the country, their contrasting priorities for the development process, overlapping project activities, and choice of aid modalities and instruments add up to the complexity of aid delivery system in Pakistan.