A Friends of IGC Pakistan meeting was organized alongside the annual conference of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in Islamabad on the 14th of December, 2011. The meeting was preceded by a dinner lecture on the 13th of December, hosted by IGC Pakistan in collaboration with PIDE.
Dr. Surjit Singh Bhalla, Chairman Oxus Investments, was invited as the keynote speaker. His talk highlighted the lack of evidence based policymaking in South Asia, especially India.
This event was timed to coincide with the conference to leverage the presence of researchers, academics and policymakers that were attending the PIDE event. The main objective was to introduce the IGC and showcase on-going research to create interest within research circles.