Policy Analysis on Pakistan

Pakistan's trade potential is grounded in history and geography

How can Pakistan spur new forms of economic growth through trade? Look to the past, argues CDPR Chairman Ijaz Nabi. The area that is now Pakistan used to have multiple centers of trade activity that facilitated the movement of goods between the Middle East and Central and South Asia. CPEC investments substantiate the existence of a geographic advantage in Pakistan. In a paper for the International Growth Centre, Dr. Nabi writes that Pakistan needs to make the reforms and investments to better exploit that historic advantage.  

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