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    Pakistan - Domestic private sector participation

    Jan 01, 2016
    In Pakistan, self-provisioning of water supply prevails in both urban and rural areas. In urban areas, only large cities have public water utilities, while in rural areas, construction (and management) of water ...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Toward a more business friendly tax regime : key challenges in South Asia

    Reva,Anna  |  Dec 14, 2015
    This paper discusses competitiveness-related issues surrounding the design and administration of corporate and value added/sales taxes in four South Asian countries -- Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka....
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    Pakistan development update

    Waheed,Muhammad  |  Oct 01, 2015
    Pakistan’s economy posted GDP growth of 4.2 percent in FY2014/15 compared to 4.0 percent in the previous year, but below the 5.1 percent targeted growth envisaged for FY2014-15 in the annual plan. On the demand ...
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    Pakistan - Country snapshot

    Oct 01, 2015
    A mild recovery is underway, macroeconomic stabil¬ity has largely been restored and key external risks are lower. The record increase in remittances and stable agricultural performance continues to sup¬port a ...
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    Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Pakistan

    Oct 01, 2015
    This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Pakistan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies)...
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Housing Finance

Housing Finance Needs to Reach South Asia's Poor

South Asia’s future economic growth, social development, and employment are tied to providing housing and nurturing real-estate growth.


Regional Cooperation

Regional Cooperation in South Asia

There are signs that South Asia, long the least integrated of the world’s regions, is beginning to see the advantages of greater regional cooperation and trade.