Project description

While elections were on the way, every one was just at most talking about a very short horizon, while this story of mine was the one which analysed the performace of last two governments that is past 10 years of economy.

Since the restoration of democracy in 2008, Pakistan has witnessed extensive constitutional and economic reforms, the main ones being the 18th Amendment, National Financial Commission (NFC) 2010, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Kisaan Package and of course the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

While the 18th Amendment and the BISP were feathers in the Pakistan People’s Party’s cap despite their turbulent five years in government from 2008-13, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has never shied from brandishing their credentials when it comes to megaprojects.

As the outgoing government presents its budget on April 27, 2018, it’s pertinent to survey Pakistan’s economic performance in the last 10 years and see some of the most persistent trends in the country’s economy, no matter the party in charge.

What makes this project innovative?

This is the only story in Pakistan's press that covers a decade of Pakistan's economy and based on data designed a framework for analysis without objectivity bias.

What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?

This was one of the top read story published on this subject in Pakistan. So far this is the only story that covers such a long horizon for analysis and form objective basis of compraing left and right wing economic policies in Pakistan.

Source and methodology

Secondary data from budgets, Minsitry of Finance, Fiscal and Debt Policy Statements, Federal Board of Revenue Trend analysis, budgted versus actual analysis, variance analysis, credibility of numbers analysis

Technologies Used

MS office, Inforgram

Project members

Not applicable.


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