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World Bank Group President arrives today on a two-day visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, February 08, 2016 (PPI-OT): World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrives today for a two-day visit to Pakistan to meet with its leaders and stakeholders to find out how best to support making the country’s economic reforms more...
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World Bank Country Director calls on Finance Minister

Islamabad, February 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): Country Director, World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Saturday and felicitated him on successful conclusion of the 10thIMF review. The Minister while sharing wi...
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World Bank team appreciates Pakistan’s Polio Programme

Islamabad, January 20, 2016 (PPI-OT): A World Bank delegation led by Dr. Robert Oelrichs, Task Team leader for National Immunization Support Project (NISP) called on Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication today. The m...
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Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016: World Bank

Islamabad, January 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies...
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World Bank approves additional financing to address Energy, Water, Climate issues

Islamabad, December 22, 2015 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved an additional financing of $35 million to support improved management, planning and development of water resources in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan with better environmental and social consider...
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Proper urbanization can yield economic benefits for Pakistan: World Bank

Lahore, December 05, 2015 (PPI-OT): Urbanization provides Pakistan with the potential to transform its economy to join the ranks of richer nations, but the country, like others in South Asia, has so far struggled to make the most of that...
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World Bank approves US$500 million to support energy Reforms in Pakistan

Islamabad, November 13, 2015 (PPI-OT): The World Bank Group approved the Second Development Policy Credit (DPC- II) worth US$500 million to support Pakistan’s energy reforms on Thursday. This operation focuses on structural reforms to the electric power sect...
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Pakistan on its way to growth recovery: World Bank

Islamabad, November 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will accelerate to 4.5 in the current fiscal year and to 4.8 percent in FY2016/17, supported by strong services growth and a slight improvement in the industry sector, says...
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Business reform activity accelerates in South Asia: World Bank Business Report

Islamabad, October 28, 2015 (PPI-OT): Efforts to improve the business climate in South Asia accelerated during the past year, finds the World Bank Group’s annual ease of doing business measurement. Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Effici...
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