Historically, agriculture has been crucial to Pakistan’s economic growth and development and remains so even today. The sector employs almost half of the country’s labor force, supplies key inputs to the country’s manufacturing sector, generates a significant share of export earnings, and nourishes a rapidly growing population.
This viewpoint by PIM Director Karen Brooks was originally written as part of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2017 report. Read the full chapter on increasing employment opportunities here. Cross-posted with permission from Brookings' Africa in Focus blog.
Tolulope Olofinbiyi and Tewodaj Mogues (IFPRI) are sharing insights from a qualitative study of subnational government spending in Nigeria.
As we approach the end of the year, here are a few 2016 highlights from Policies, Institutions, and Markets. Thanks to all our colleagues, partners, and donors for another productive year!