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World Bank to continue to support Pakistan Economic Reforms

Islamabad, October 17, 2017 (PPI-OT):The World Bank has informed that it will continue to support Pakistan to implement broad economic reforms and address current risks towards achieving its development aspirations. The statement was made after discussions with a Pakistan delegation...
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South Asia loses growth lead, can regain through action

Islamabad, October 09, 2017 (PPI-OT): After leading global growth for two years, South Asia has fallen to second place, after East Asia and the Pacific. The region’s slowdown is due to both temporary shocks and longer-term challenges. Regional economic growt...
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World Bank supports temporarily displaced persons in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 22, 2017 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved $114 million on Thursday to significantly expand support for families affected by militancy-related violence, improve child healthcare and establish systems for emergency response safety net deliv...
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World Bank helps Pakistanis Access Finance, Modernize Karachi

Islamabad, June 16, 2017 (PPI-OT):The World Bank approved a package of $223 million on Thursday to help millions of Pakistanis, especially women and the poor, to get access to financial services and to improve living conditions in parts of Karachi....
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Global growth set to strengthen to 2.7 percent as Outlook Brightens

Islamabad, June 05, 2017 (PPI-OT):The World Bank forecasts that global economic growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017 as a pickup in manufacturing and trade, rising market confidence, and stabilizing commodity prices allow growth to resume in commodity...
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World Bank extends new support to reduce stunting in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 27, 2017 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved a credit of $61.6 million on Friday to contribute to the reduction of stunting among children under 5 years of age in Pakistan by targeting the most affected districts in the...
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Pakistan to record highest growth rate in nine years: World Bank Report

Islamabad, May 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product growth in Fiscal Year 2017 is expected to climb to 5.2 percent, the highest in nine years and the growth rate will continue to accelerate, reaching 5.5 percent in FY18 and 5.8...
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Innovative Study from Pakistan around Gender-Based Violence wins World Bank Group, SVRI Funding

Islamabad, April 19, 2017 (PPI-OT): The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) on Tuesday awarded funds to a Pakistani team from The Urban Institute and Information Technology University Data Science to investigate the environment that...
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World Bank to Expand its Support for Poorest in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 16, 2017 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved a package of measures worth $450 million on Wednesday to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in Pakistan. The initiatives include expanding banking services and financial access, strengthening...
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