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Pakistan and ADB

ADB’s country partnership strategy, 2021–2025 for Pakistan focuses on three priorities: improving economic management, building resilience, and boosting competitiveness and private sector development.

  • A Window of Opportunity to Boost International Trade in Pakistan
    Video | 24 June 2021
    A Window of Opportunity to Boost International Trade in Pakistan

    ADB is facilitating institutional and legal changes relevant for the Pakistan Single Window, which will automate and integrate government processes under a single digital platform to facilitate international trade.

  • Energy flows where attention goes: European expertise in Pakistan
    Project Result / Case Study | 15 June 2021
    Energy flows where attention goes: European expertise in Pakistan

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan spans plains, deserts, forests, and plateaus, ranging from the Arabian Sea to the mountains of the Karakoram and Hindu Kush. The nation’s energy mix is dominated by thermal power, with almost 60% of electricity generated from oil-, gas- and coal-fired power plants. Fossil fuels are neither environmentally sustainable nor cheap: Generation costs were substantially skewed toward oil- and gas-fired power plants, which accounted for 46% of the total cost in fiscal year 2017.

  • Planting Mangroves to Fight Poverty and Climate Change in Pakistan’s Indus Delta
    Video | 4 June 2021
    Planting Mangroves to Fight Poverty and Climate Change in Pakistan’s Indus Delta

    ADB supported the restoration of the mangrove forest ecosystem along the coastline of Pakistan’s Indus Delta, helping fight climate change and boost the livelihoods of coastal communities.

Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.


Poverty in Pakistan

Development indicators for Pakistan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Pakistan

Project Results

  • Energy flows where attention goes: European expertise in Pakistan
    Project Result / Case Study | 15 June 2021
    Energy flows where attention goes: European expertise in Pakistan

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan spans plains, deserts, forests, and plateaus, ranging from the Arabian Sea to the mountains of the Karakoram and Hindu Kush. The nation’s energy mix is dominated by thermal power, with almost 60% of electricity generated from oil-, gas- and coal-fired power plants. Fossil fuels are neither environmentally sustainable nor cheap: Generation costs were substantially skewed toward oil- and gas-fired power plants, which accounted for 46% of the total cost in fiscal year 2017.

  • A newly completed bus rapid transit system is transforming lives of people in Peshawar, Pakistan
    Project Result / Case Study | 18 January 2021
    A newly completed bus rapid transit system is transforming lives of people in Peshawar, Pakistan

    A bus rapid transit system in Pakistan established with financing by ADB and Agence Française de Développement is improving lives in Peshawar, Pakistan.

  • Pakistan: Responding to Disaster with Partnership
    Project Result / Case Study | 8 November 2018
    Pakistan: Responding to Disaster with Partnership

    When an unprecedented disaster struck Pakistan, ADB joined with other partners to provide lasting solutions.

News

21 May 2021 | News from Country Offices

Signing Ceremony for ADB $300 Million Loan to Pakistan for Balakot Hydropower Project

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Pakistan today signed a $300 million loan to finance the construction of a 300-megawatt hydropower plant in Balakot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

28 Apr 2021 | News from Country Offices

Pakistan Economy Recovering but Vaccine Rollout and Stabilization Measures Remain Key — ADB

Pakistan’s economic growth is expected to rebound this year before gaining pace in 2022 as business activity gradually resumes after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report today.

30 Mar 2021 | News Release

ADB Approves $300 Million Loan for Hydropower Plant to Boost Clean Energy in Pakistan

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $300 million loan to finance the construction of a 300-megawatt hydropower plant that will increase the share of clean energy in Pakistan and improve the country’s energy security.

27 Jan 2021 | News Release

New ADB 5-Year Partnership Strategy to Lift Pakistan’s Growth, Resilience, and Competitiveness

ADB has endorsed a new 5-year country partnership strategy to help restore economic stability and growth in Pakistan, enhance people’s well-being, create jobs, and expand economic opportunities. 

 
 

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Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 8, North Wing, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +92 51 2600351 to 69, 2087300
  Fax +92 51 2600365 to 66, 2087397 to 98
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