Nazish Afraz

Nazish Afraz is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has worked in public policy research in the UK and in Pakistan. Research interests include industrial development, trade, and education. She has completed an MPhil in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science

Content by Nazish Afraz
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    Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A proposed framework for agriculture

    Agriculture and food products comprise 18% of Pakistan’s exports. Exports to China account for 8% of this figure. Conversely, Pakistan’s agro and agro-processed imports constitute a meagre 0.4% of China’s agro imports from the world. Pakistan’s agricultural exports to China, and even to Central Asian Republics, can be improved by capitalising on the lucrative...

    6 Nov 2017 | Hasaan Khawar, Mushtaq A. Khan, Nazish Afraz

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    Engagement with Punjab under CPEC: A proposed framework for industry

    The primary objective of this project is to support the Government of Punjab in devising a strategy to maximise the positive impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on the industrial sector in Punjab. Since, the demand for it has come directly from the Secretary of the Punjab Industries, Commerce & Investment Department, it will ensure the necessary ownership...

    24 May 2017 | Hasaan Khawar, Nazish Afraz, Ijaz Nabi, Usman Naeem

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    Development of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018

    Punjab has been suffering from low rates of economic growth for the past few years The province needs to grow rapidly to provide enough jobs for its increasing labour force The Chief Minister asked the IGC to help develop a growth strategy for the province The strategy has now been adopted by the Government as its official Growth...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Ali Cheema, Syed Turab Hussain, Syed Ali Hasanain, Azam Chaudhry, Nazish Afraz, Anjum Nasim, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Zeba Sathar, Sohaib Athar, Hina Shaikh

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    Barriers to Growth: The case of small firms in Pakistan

    The focus of this report is to explore the impediments faced by the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. SMEs in Pakistan constitute 90% of the economic establishments and contribute 30% of GDP and 25% of export earnings and 78% of the non-agricultural labour force. Any improvement in this sector can have a multiplier effect on growth and employment. Pakistan’s...

    1 Jul 2012 | Usman Khan, Syed Turab Hussain, Nazish Afraz