President ECOSF Participated in PIDE & CAREC (Azerbaijan) Joint Webinar, Presentation of Dr. Vusal Gasilmi's book "Economic Growth" & "The PIDE Reform Agenda for Accelerated and Sustained Growth"

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PIDE & Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms & Communication (CAREC), Azerbaijan organized a joint webinar during the launch event of Dr. Vusal Gasilmi's book on "Economic Growth” & "The PIDE Reform Agenda for Accelerated and Sustained Growth “on 28 July 2021.

 The webinar was moderated by Dr. Naadeem ul Haque – the Vice-Chancellor of PIDE. On behalf of ECOSF, President Manzoor Soomro participated in the webinar and also asked questions/discussed ECO Cooperation for sustainable economic growth.

Dr. Vusal Gasilmi gave an outline on his book "Economic Growth" and the underlying situation before & after Covid-19 in low, middle- & high-income countries. There is no limit to growth, as there is no limit to human intelligence, he said.

Dr. Idress Khawaja, Researcher at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) said that the government is aware of the local context, country's strengths, and challenges. Often a times, international consultants lack local and deeper knowledge study the surface and offer non-pragmatic recommendations. Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, VC said that Growth is a local phenomenon & should be driven by the government not by consultants. The government has to be a critical agent in economy & growth.

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