The World Bank Group (WBG) is in the process of preparing a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Pakistan that will outline its strategic support in the country for the period 2022-2026.
The WBG updates its strategy and work plan every four to five years to reflect the evolving priorities of its client countries. The CPF will closely align with Pakistan’s development agenda.
As it elaborates its new CPF, the WBG has planned countrywide consultations with key stakeholders, including government, parliamentarians, private sector, civil society organizations including women and youth groups, international financial institutions and the diplomatic community, media and academia.
The consultations aim to gather diverse views from stakeholders on Pakistan’s economic and social challenges and the ways in which the World Bank Group can best address them through the CPF.
The CPF will draw from the flagship Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future initiative which seeks to identify the main changes necessary for Pakistan to become an upper middle-income country by the time it turns 100 years old in 2047. It will be informed by the recently published Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and the upcoming Country Private Sector Diagnostic. The SCD analyzes the challenges faced by Pakistan and presents priority interventions for ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face to face consultations have been extremely limited. A series of round tables are planned from January 4 to February 19 with various groups of stakeholders.
A schedule of Consultations and readouts from the sessions will be uploaded here as well.
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2021