Chair’s Summary - Country Partnership Strategy: Pakistan, 2021-2025 - Lifting Growth, Building Resilience, Increasing Competitiveness
This document summarizes the discussion of the meeting of the ADB Board of Directors held on 27 January 2021 discussing the Country Partnership Strategy for Pakistan, 2021-2025 - Lifting Growth, Building Resilience, Increasing Competitiveness.
The Board expressed support for the three strategic focus areas of the CPS: (i) improving economic management, (ii) building resilience through human capital development and social protection, and (iii) boosting competitiveness and private sector development. It noted that while critical structural reforms have been under implementation since July 2019, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has severely interrupted the economic recovery process. It stressed that ADB’s assistance is critical to bring back the economy to a sustainable economic growth trajectory.