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 Name||Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|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|
|Description of Outcome||Accelerate Pakistan's rate of structural transformation, and improve the sophistication of its exports.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Pakistan's boom-bust growth cycles disappear|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting firm already identified during fact-finding.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Felipe, Jesus|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD|
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Muhhamed Asif Sheikh
Planning Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan Planning Commission
Muhammad Asif Sheikh
Infrastructure Wing Islamabad Pakistan
|Concept Clearance||03 Oct 2007|
|Fact Finding||15 Aug 2007 to 23 Aug 2007|
|Approval||24 Jan 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||05 Nov 2007|
|Last PDS Update||05 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jan 2008||27 Mar 2008||27 Mar 2008||30 Sep 2009||30 Sep 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan||TA Completion Reports||Nov 2010|
|Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2010|
|Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2008|
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