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High efficiency irrigation gets further boost in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 01, 2017 (PPI-OT):The World Bank on Thursday approved an additional $130 million to continue supporting farmers in Punjab province to use water more efficiently. Adopting and installing drip and sprinkler systems will significantly reduce widespread wasteful irrigation techniques....
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Accelerated reforms needed for Higher Growth, Job Creation

Karachi, November 09, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan needs accelerated economic reforms to speed up growth, create more jobs and bring more stability by addressing growing fiscal and current account deficits, the World Bank said today in a report. The World Bank’s t...
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Accelerated reforms needed for Higher Growth, Job Creation

Karachi, November 09, 2017 (PPI-OT): Pakistan needs accelerated economic reforms to speed up growth, create more jobs and bring more stability by addressing growing fiscal and current account deficits, the World Bank said today in a report. The World Bank’s....
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South Asian Economies Adopt Record Number of Business Reforms in Past Year: Doing Business

Washington, October 31, 2017 (PPI-OT):South Asian economies carried out a record 20 business reforms in the past year, bringing to a total of 127 the number of reforms enacted in the region over the past 15 years, says the World...
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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Washington, October 27, 2017 (PPI-OT):Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel in 2018 from $53 this year as a result of steadily growing demand, agreed production cuts among oil exporters and stabilizing U.S. shale oil production, while...
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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 wit...
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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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