Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

Indus Basin Floods: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management

A contemporary holistic approach, applying scientific assessments that take people, land, and water into account, to tackling floods in Pakistan's Indus river basin. Read More

ADB Provides $900 Million for Jamshoro Power Project

ADB and the Government of Pakistan have signed an agreement under which ADB will provide $900 million for the 600 megawatt Jamshoro coal-fired power plant. Read More


Pakistan has potential for higher growth, which is necessary to accommodate a rapidly growing working-age population. The country has considerable natural resources, and ample scope exists to improve agricultural productivity and a ready market for an expanded manufacturing and service sector.

ADB is working with the government and the private sector to improve Pakistan’s infrastructure, energy security, and basic public services. Aligned with national development objectives, ADB’s partnership priorities aim to attract investment, create industries and jobs, and improve the quality of life of citizens.

Fast Facts

180.71 (2012)
Population in millions

2.1% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

22.3% (2006)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
3,698.41 / 16.38
Agriculture (60)
501.11 / 2.22
Education (12)
5,096.36 / 22.58
Energy (63)
3,193.00 / 14.15
Finance (52)
779.40 / 3.45
Health and Social Protection (11)
1,119.40 / 4.96
Industry and Trade (22)
3,015.80 / 13.36
Public Sector (27)
2,178.90 / 9.65
Transport and ICT (23)
823.60 / 3.65
Water Supply (19)
2,166.00 / 9.60
Multisector (13)
22,571.98 / 100.00
TOTAL (302)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012