The importance of governance reform to promote local law and order conditions conducive to private enterprise and entrepreneurship cannot be understated. Mr. Raza Hasan’s book, Prosperity for All Nations: A Call to Action, highlights the need for effective, open, and responsive democratic government structures to help developing countries like Pakistan, and argues that national prosperity is achieved through a distributed governance structure and collective decision-making. To the author, developing nations have failed to enforce laws or the separation of powers, a dynamic that hinders economic growth. Rather, government structures and an open, responsive government are critical to increase a nation’s prosperity.
This pre-recorded roundtable discussion brought together successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders with a wide range of experiences to share.
Dr Murad Ali
University of Malakand
Dr Aqdas Afzal
Program Director and Assistant Professor
Dr Mujtaba Isani
Research Associate, University of Mannheim
Dr Yasser Kureshi
Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College and the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government at the University of Oxford
Founder, Lightstone Publishers Pakistan;
Former Managing Director, Oxford University Press Pakistan
Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center
The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.
New Atlanticist Aug 19, 2021
A strategic assessment from India: Kabul’s chaos makes Pakistan look more dangerous
By Vappala Balachandran
As has been the case for millennia, India’s ambitions in Afghanistan are cultural in nature, not military. The same cannot be said for Pakistan.
Feature Aug 2, 2021
South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2021
By South Asia Center
South Asia will face crucial issues like human security, regional stability, economic prosperity, and the pandemic in the remainder of 2021. How should we understand the region’s prospects as we embark on the second half of the year? Our South Asia experts weigh in.
SouthAsiaSource Jun 3, 2021
Reforming local governments in Pakistan
By Atlantic Council
Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and South Asia Democracy Watch on Monday, June 14 at 10:00 AM EST / 7:00 PM PKT for a conversation on the importance of local government institutions to improve governance in Pakistan.