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31st Annual General Meeting and Conference of PIDE

Dated : 30 November -0001

The 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (THE PSDE) will begintoday, December 17, 2015, at the Marriott, Islamabad. The theme of the PSDE’s 31st AGM & Conference is “Vision 2025: Effective Strategies for Transformational Growth”. The three-day long Conference is being organized by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), with the support of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and several national and international organizations. The Vision 2025 is in its implementation stage and therefore it is very critical to provide necessary inputs, feedback and identify constraints so that it may prove to be instrumental in putting the economy on the path of sustainable growth. The PSDE conference aims to explore the inter- linkages between the different goals and enabling factors outlined in the in the Vision-2025 as well as prospects of long term development and prosperity of Pakistan. The broader questions that the Conference seeks to debate include, but are not limited to, how does the Vision- 2025 takes into account ground realities and proposes a framework for just and sustainable development? How the majority may reap dividends by aligning and synergizing energies and resources towards a shared destination to realize this vision? The uninterrupted holding of the PSDEConference, under the aegis of PIDE, since 1984shows not only its success but also its importance in generating dialogue on development and other socioeconomic issues confronting Pakistan. The past 30 conferences of the PSDEhavehosted many renowned international economists and social scientists, including Nobel Laureates, such as Lawrence Kleinand Robert Mundell.Living up to its tradition of hosting world-renowned social scientists, this year as well a number of national and international experts