Pakistan: Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan

Sovereign Project | 41661-012

Summary

To help Pakistan's policy makers and entrepreneurs better understand the importance of structural transformation in achieving the goal of maintaining or increasing its current economic growth rate. This TA will (i) explain the causes of slow and deep structural transformation of Pakistan's economy; (ii) prepare four analytical papers on structural transformation in Pakistan; (iii) work closely with the Government, policy makers, and entrepreneurs to guarantee that the results of this TA are internalized; (iv) make policy recommendations; and (v) disseminate the findings through seminars and publications.

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Project Name Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan
Project Number 41661-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7054-PAK: Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To help Pakistan's policy makers and entrepreneurs better understand the importance of structural transformation in achieving the goal of maintaining or increasing its current economic growth rate. This TA will (i) explain the causes of slow and deep structural transformation of Pakistan's economy; (ii) prepare four analytical papers on structural transformation in Pakistan; (iii) work closely with the Government, policy makers, and entrepreneurs to guarantee that the results of this TA are internalized; (iv) make policy recommendations; and (v) disseminate the findings through seminars and publications.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increase average GDP growth rate
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Accelerate Pakistan's rate of structural transformation, and improve the sophistication of its exports.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Pakistan's boom-bust growth cycles disappear
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location PAK
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firm already identified during fact-finding.
Responsible ADB Officer Jesus Felipe
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank Mr. Muhhamed Asif SheikhPlanning Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan
Planning CommissionMuhammad Asif SheikhInfrastructure Wing Islamabad Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 15 Aug 2007 to 23 Aug 2007
MRM -
Approval 24 Jan 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 05 Oct 2010

TA 7054-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jan 2008 27 Mar 2008 27 Mar 2008 30 Sep 2009 30 Sep 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 370,000.00 24 Jan 2008 177,246.93

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