Dr. Vaqar Ahmed

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed is joint executive director at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He has served as an adviser to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and has undertaken assignments with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Finance, Planning, and Commerce Ministries in Pakistan.
Twitter: @vaqarahmed​


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Energy reform plan: Déjà vu all over again? 

According to recent data publicized by the government, the energy sector’s circular debt will increase by Rs436 billion by June 2021. This implies that the total stock of circular debt at the end of the ongoing fiscal year will amount to an unprecedented Rs2.6 trillion.

March 16, 2021

Who is failing Pakistani startups?

It would be unfair to say that COVID-19 is the only factor putting the now and tomorrow of startups in Pakistan in danger. Most issues preventing sustainability of these firms have been around since long.

February 22, 2021