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Pakistan: Economic Management Support

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52336-001 Status: Active

This TA is supporting evidence-based decision making on the seven outlined most binding constraints to Pakistan's economic recovery. The proposed TA is mobilizing quick initial support while the economic policies are being shaped.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kristian Rosbach Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Economic Management Support
Project Number 52336-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9688-PAK: Economic Management Support
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This TA is supporting evidence-based decision making on the seven outlined most binding constraints to Pakistan's economic recovery. The proposed TA is mobilizing quick initial support while the economic policies are being shaped.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To support the Pakistan Government in developing sustainable economic reforms, the TA will finance the preparation of policy papers, briefs and road maps for the following binding constraints to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Pakistan: (i) diversification of the economy and export sophistication; (ii) energy sector reforms to reduce subsidies, substantially clear the circular debt in the sector, and move to multi-year cost recovery tariffs; (iii) rule-based fiscal policies that help limit expenditure and broaden the tax base; (iv) agricultural policies to reduce output fluctuations; (v) corporatization and privatization of public sector enterprises; (vi) strengthening the independence of the State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank); and (vii) social policies and targeted transfers for the poor.
Impact Economic growth revitalized (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) 100 days agenda).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The government makes informed and well-considered economic policy decisions and progress on structural and economic reforms
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy notes and roadmaps on important economic policy reforms completed

Preparation of concept notes and identification of key reforms to be supported under ADB's policy-based lending to Pakistan finalized

Knowledge sharing activities completed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An international consultant, Dr. Zubair Khan, has been engaged for 125 days on an intermittent basis from Feb 2019 to June 2020.
Responsible ADB Officer Kristian Rosbach
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Dec 2018

TA 9688-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2018 - 18 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 18 Dec 2018 14,202.07

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Public Sector Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2019

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