Economic growth in FY2017 appears set to meet the Asian Development Outlook 2017 forecast, with public investments funded by development partners and infrastructure grants under the compact with the US progressing in accordance with expectations. Growth in FY2018 is expected to slow in line with the forecast as project implementation suffers under capacity constraints. Inflation projections are revised down for both FY2017 and FY2018, in line with the outlook for global food and fuel prices. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update
Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.