Pakistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
Pakistan's economy will continue to pick up in fiscal year 2016 as reform and stabilization measures provide a lift, with higher foreign exchange reserves, softer inflation, and lower oil prices supporting the macroeconomic outlook, says a new Asian Development Bank report.
A 17 megawatt run-of-river plant harnesses Pakistan’s rich clean energy potential, generating enough power to service about 600,000 new connections or 4.8 million people.
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
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.
Maternal mortality ratio in Pakistan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Pakistan (2010-2015)