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Chinese vice president in Pakistan for 3-day visit

During an April 26 visit to Beijing, Khan announced the next phase of the CPEC and said his country will now focus on eliminating poverty from …

by · Sunday, 26 May 2019 · Pakistan, Turkey

Pakistan agrees to 13th bailout in 30 years from the IMF

Khan has spoken of the need for a major anti-poverty program to boost Pakistan’s economy and help its worst off citizens, but this will involve …

by · Monday, 13 May 2019 · Pakistan, Philippines
Transforming governance for a stronger Pakistan

Transforming governance for a stronger Pakistan

A beneficiary at the Arazi (Land Records Authority) center. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

by · Thursday, 9 May 2019 · Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam
For a clean and green Pakistan

For a clean and green Pakistan

Farmer working in the fields of Kasur, Punjab. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong upper middle-…

by · Wednesday, 8 May 2019 · Pakistan
Enabling more Pakistani women to work

Enabling more Pakistani women to work

Student at Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts. Photo: World Bank
This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong…

by · Tuesday, 7 May 2019 · Pakistan
South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank
For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work garments for their own use, saving the best for their daughters…

by · Wednesday, 1 May 2019 · Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com
The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.
 
Children in the region have some of the highest global rates of stunting a…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Pakistan announces ‘next phase’ in mega-deal with China

"Together, Pakistan and China are entering the next phase of CPEC, with greater emphasis on socioeconomic uplift, poverty alleviation, agricultural …

by · Friday, 26 April 2019 · China, Pakistan, Turkey
Improving Pakistan’s public and private investment

Improving Pakistan’s public and private investment

Pakistan is not investing enough and its share of investment to GDP is one of the lowest in the world at 15 percent almost half of the South Asian average at 30 percent. This translates into inadequate infrastructure, lack of access to sufficient level…

by · Friday, 19 April 2019 · Pakistan
Accelerating Pakistan’s structural transformation

Accelerating Pakistan’s structural transformation

Photo: World Bank
This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong upper middle-income country by the time it turns 100 years …

by · Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Pakistan