ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Dr.Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will inaugurate the three-day 28th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) here at local Hotel on November 13 (Tuesday).
According to a statement of the PSDE issued here on Monday, its annual moot is expected attendance of more than 500 economists, researchers, policy-makers and students of economics, senior government officials.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Economic Reforms for Productivity, Innovation and Growth”.
The meeting will be inaugurated by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Federal Minster for Finance and highlight the economic vision of present government for the welfare of the people and prosperity of the country.Dr Rashid Amjad, Vice-Chancellor Pakistan Society of Development Economics (PIDE) and President, PSDE, will give the Presidential Address on the conference theme.Welcome Remarks and Secretary’s report will be presented by Dr Musleh-ud Din, Secretary, PSDE.
The annual meetings of the PSDE, hosted by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), have come to represent the largest independent forums in the country for the interaction of scholars, policy-makers and the persons connected with the development process.In the three-day PSDE meeting more than thirty papers on various topics in the field of Economics and other social sciences will be presented.
This year the conference is being co-hosted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), International Growth Centre (IGC) and World Wide Life Fund-Pakistan (WWF)-Building Capacity on Climate Change Adaption in Coastal Areas of Pakistan (CCaP) – the European Union (EU).At the conclusion of the 3-day meeting ,the particpants will present their recommendations to the government for fostering economic growth, innovation and productivity for the benefit of the country and its people.