Asian Development Bank and Pakistan: Fact Sheet
ADB helps address Pakistan’s development needs for energy, transport, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, water supply, urban infrastructure and services, public sector management, and finance.
Pakistan was a founding member of ADB in 1966. The government has since worked with ADB to strengthen the country’s key infrastructure, social services, and economic growth. ADB has approved $32.1 billion in project assistance for Pakistan.
Under the country partnership strategy, 2015–2019 and the country operations business plan, 2018 -2020, ADB is committed to ensuring high, sustained, and inclusive growth for Pakistan. The new business plan shows that the country’s sovereign operations will be increased significantly to $7.1 billion over the next 3 years. Along with its continued focus on energy, infrastructure, and institutional reforms, ADB will reengage in education and health.
To improve Pakistan’s competitiveness and fiscal sustainability, ADB will continue to help the government manage external debt and the balance of payments, and maintain the momentum of macroeconomic and structural reforms to support economic stability and expansion.