Pakistan and India officials share lessons on poverty alleviation

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

THE ninth round of Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue, held in Dubai on Tuesday, was attended by participants from both countries.
The day-long dialogue, facilitated by PILDAT (Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency), focused on the theme of “Sharing Lessons on Developments in Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan and India.”
The dialogue included members of parliament and provincial assemblies of Punjab and Sindh alongside experts and media representatives from Pakistan. They joined members of the Indian parliament, state legislatures of Delhi and Rajasthan, alongside experts and media representatives from India.
Participants highlighted that acceleration in economic growth on a sustained basis is an important policy objective for poverty reduction. For this policy and reform, the two countries must introduce reforms in institutions of governance.
Participants from India highlighted a number of social safety net programmes that have helped alleviate poverty in India adding that success also needs to be based on equitable and sustained growth and the inclusion of stakeholders other than government.
While Pakistani participants showcased economic growth and role of remittances, they also cited some success emanating from targeted-subsidy programmes…
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on January 25, 2017.

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