General Economic Initiatives and Advocacy
National Economic Agenda (NEA)
The National Economic Agenda (NEA) is a Pakistan Business Council initiative aimed at facilitating dialogue among the major political parties on a minimum ‘Economic Agenda’. The PBC has held detailed discussions with frontline leadership of all the major political parties represented in the National Assembly and the emerging NEA draft is based on these discussions. In addition to one-on-one discussions with the political parties, the PBC provided a platform in Islamabad on April 29, 2011 at which senior leaders from major political parties – PPP, PML (N), PML (Q) & MQM reiterated in front of the media and other stakeholders their commitment to forging a common economic agenda. It is hoped that in the coming months the PBC will be able to facilitate agreement on this Economic Agenda. The proposed Agenda covers five major areas; Macroeconomic Stability & Growth, Energy, Education, Social Protection and Regional Trade.