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Jamil Nasir

The Problem Is Predation – Jamil Nasir

Either you were under the intoxicating influence of the communist philosophy of Karl Marx or you did not understand the very basics of economics. This was the reaction until a few years back if a ‘sane’ person talked about the corrosive…

A Dangerous Lack Of Trust – Jamil Nasir

More than 2000 of the world’s top leaders in business, government, international organisations and the academia assembled at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting on January 21-24 to debate the profound transformations taking place in…

The Corruption Link – Jamil Nasir

The world celebrates ‘Anti-corruption Day’ and ‘Human Rights Day’ on December 9 and 10, respectively. Corruption and human rights are inextricably linked, but these linkages are not emphasised much in literature or discourse on corruption.…

Doing Business As Usual – Jamil Nasir

The World Bank released its annual report on the ease of doing business, titled ‘Doing Business 2015: Going beyond efficiency’ on October 29, 2014. The first Doing Business report, released in 2003, covered 133 economies and 5 indicator…

A Dangerous Idea – Jamil Nasir

Competitiveness has become a mantra of modern times. Global reports ranking countries on the ladder of competitiveness are now serious business. These rankings are taken seriously not only by the investors and business managers but the…

South Asia Must Not Wait – Jamil Nasir

How can we bring down poverty to zero and then sustain it? This is briefly the question the UNDP’s flagship report of 2014 ‘Sustaining human progress: reducing vulnerability and building resilience’, released a few days ago, attempts to…