Pakistan and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • New Weir in Punjab, Pakistan, Brings the Land to Life

    An upgrade of the 125-year-old Khanki weir will regulate water supply to 1.2 million hectares of land, supporting agriculture, jobs, and growth. 

  • ADB, UK Aid Support Pakistan National Transport Policy and Master Plan

    The Government of Pakistan kicked-off a 2-year project to formulate the National Transport Policy. The comprehensive national transport policy and master plan will help cut travel time and boost the country’s economic outlook, while positioning it as a regional trade and business hub. It also seeks a safe, efficient, and sustainable transport system to realize Pakistan’s Vision 2025.

  • Islamic Finance: Pakistan Country Profile

    Pakistan is gearing to further expand its Islamic finance sector. Significant government initiatives include the launching of the Islamic Banking Strategic Plan, which aims to increase the country’s Islamic banking sector’s share in the total banking assets to 20% by December 2018 up from 9.8% as of 2014.

  • Pakistan: Country Operations Business Plan, 2017–2019

    The country operations business plan, 2017–2019 for Pakistan of ADB is aligned with ADB’s country partnership strategy, 2015–2019 for Pakistan. The country partnership strategy proposes to support the government’s objective of high, sustained, and inclusive growth, focusing on infrastructure development and institutional reforms.

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

Pakistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.


Latest

  • Publication 22 Mar 2017

    Exchange Rate Behavior with Negative Interest Rates: Some Early Negative Observations Exchange Rate Behavior with Negative Interest Rates: Some Early Negative Observations

    Negative interest rates appear to have little effect on exchange rates.
  • Publication 16 Mar 2017

    Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Income Inequality and Income Distribution in Asian Countries Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Income Inequality and Income Distribution in Asian Countries

    Initial increases in gross domestic product redistribute income from the poor to the rich, but long term increases redistribute income from the rich to the poor.
  • Publication 14 Mar 2017

    Financial Deepening and Innovation Efficiency: The Role of Political Institutions Financial Deepening and Innovation Efficiency: The Role of Political Institutions

    Financial deepening promotes innovation efficiency only when a country’s political institutions are sufficiently democratic.

Projects in Pakistan