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SouthAsiaSourceDec 6, 2022
Top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship
By South Asia Center
The top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship, hosted in in partnership with the Engro Corporation, the University of Lahore, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
New AtlanticistJun 25, 2020
Can Pakistan handle the double crisis of COVID-19 and a struggling economy?
By South Asia Center
While critics argue that the 2020-2021 budget released by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration will result in a greater deficit and allocates excessive funding to the defense sector, supporters have defended the budget and praised its introduction of the rationalization of custom duties as well as the advance ruling system, which would ease trade and minimize costs associated with cross border trade—a domain that Pakistan has historically struggled to contend in.
Sofyan Yusufi is a senior advisor at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, as well as principal (equity partner) in Deloitte, US Government and Public Services (GPS). Yusufi serves as Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s leader for the International Development Organizations (IDO) practice. IDO includes clients such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), International Monetary Fund, United Nations, US Export Import Bank, US Trade Development Agency, and the US International Development Finance Corporation. Yusufi is also the global lead business partner for the USAID account.
From 2020 to 2022, Yusufi served as the US GPS market offering leader for the Regulatory, Compliance, and Operational Risk Transformation practice, where he was responsible for services spanning across government and public sector transformation, regulatory transformation, compliance, anticorruption, operations modernization, mission analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning-aided models, and credit risk advisory. Yusufi is passionate about transforming government and public services by bringing the best and brightest ideas to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. From 2016 to 2018, Yusufi led Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s GPS Blockchain practice.
Yusufi believes that equity, inclusion, and equality should be at the core of everything the world does; he serves as a mentor for US Pakistan Women’s Council, an organization dedicated to the wellbeing and inclusion of women in Pakistan. Yusufi routinely provides commentary and analysis on world economics, emerging digital trends and public policy, and governance.