Pakistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB approved a $100 million loan for a highway project in Pakistan that will mark its first cofinancing with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Does Internal and External Research and Development Affect Innovation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises? Evidence from India and Pakistan
A study on small and medium-sized enterprises in the two countries shows that a combination of internal and external R&D as well as public support for innovation are necessary to accelerate product and process innovation.
The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) signed an Investment Agreement in a ceremony witnessed by petroleum ministers and senior government officials of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and senior ADB officials. The agreement will pave the way for the delivery of long-term natural gas supplies to Pakistan, helping it address energy shortages.
ADB has assisted the Government of Pakistan in undertaking critical economic and governance reforms, which contributed to steady economic growth and boosted spending on poverty reduction programs.
The Government of Pakistan has worked with ADB to strengthen the country’s key infrastructure, boost social and environmental safeguards, and promote information sharing with other countries.
The country partnership strategy, 2015-2019 for Pakistan continues to focus on infrastructure development and institutional reforms. It outlines financial assistance in six key sectors: energy; transport; agriculture, natural resources, and rural development; water and other urban infrastructure and services; public sector management; and finance
Projects in Pakistan
- Improved Investment Climate for Mineral Sector Development in Pakistan
- Support for Efficient Structuring of Public-Private Partnership in Punjab and Sindh Provinces
- Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project
- Regional Improving Border Services Project
- Provincial Road Improvement Project
Maternal mortality ratio in Pakistan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Pakistan, in millions (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Pakistan (2011)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.
Average annual population growth rate in Pakistan (2010-2015)