Pakistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer natural gas pipeline.
The growth outlook for developing Asia and the Pacific remains steady, even though momentum slowed in the second half of 2014, but the declining oil prices represent a golden opportunity for many beneficial reforms, ADB says in a new report.
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 presents the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for the 48 regional members of ADB. Download the statistical tables for Pakistan.
Using the power of the sun to dry fruit has resulted in a dramatic increase in the value of apricots for growers in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, boosting the incomes of poor families and inspiring a new generation of agribusiness entrepreneurs.
Pakistan has the potential to achieve higher growth to accommodate a rapidly growing working-age population. The country has considerable natural resources and ample scope to improve agricultural productivity, and to expand markets for the manufacturing and service sectors.
Assistance from ADB supports government’s goals of facilitating structural change, promoting investment, and improving institutional effectiveness.
184.35(2013) Population in millions
2.1%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate
22.3%(2006) Population living below the national poverty line