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FactsheetJune 13, 2024

Factsheet: World Bank Group Stakeholder Consultations in Pakistan | Country Partnership Framework

A.    Objective

Led by the World Bank Group (WBG), a series of consultative discussions and surveys will be conducted over the month of June/July 2024, with the purpose to engage and hear from all stakeholders to share inputs on Pakistan’s development priorities.

B.     Country Partnership Framework | Overview

A Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is the central tool of the World Bank Group for reviewing and guiding the WBG’s country programs and gauging their effectiveness. The CPF identifies the key objectives and development results through which the WBG intends to support a member country in its efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable way. When preparing a CPF, the WBG starts from the member country’s own vision of its development goals, which then undergo consultations and finally laid out in a poverty-focused national development strategy. The objectives of the CPF draw from country development priorities, a series of key diagnostics, and the WBG’s comparative advantage and global experience. The CPF supports the WBG’s new vision and mission to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. The CPF outlines a selective and flexible program that will help the country achieve the CPF objectives.

C.     Country Partnership Framework | Pakistan

The Pakistan team is preparing to discuss the upcoming Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with important stakeholders. The aim is to have it approved in the current fiscal year, FY25. This CPF will be informed by the 'Reforms for a Brighter Future (RBF): Time to Decide' program, which consists of ten policy notes on the country's key development priorities, as well as the Human Capital Review, the Country Economic Memorandum, the Pakistan Country Climate Development Report, Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and the Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD).

Prepared jointly by the International Development Association (IDA), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), this CPF represents a shared view of how resources across the entire Bank Group can best support the Government of Pakistan’s effort to achieve its national goals.

D.    Purpose of Stakeholder Consultations | Pakistan CPF

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. The CPF will provides an opportunity to create a six-year engagement plan based on consultations from various stakeholder groups, which helps the WBG to validate (or re-orient and adapt) its portfolio to the evolving political and economic contexts. The WBG regularly reviews its strategy and program 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 build on the consultations organized for the RBF, gathering diverse views from stakeholders on Pakistan’s economic and social challenges and the ways in which the World Bank Group can best address them.

E.     Expectations

Through our activities around the CPF consultations, the WB aims to increase awareness and provide updates on the CPF process, creating the space for citizens to share their priorities for Pakistan’s development agenda. The consultations and national outreach aim to increase transparency around the preparation process, solicit feedback on identified focus areas.

The next Country Partnership Framework will be submitted to the Executive Directors of the WBG Board in the next Fiscal Year 2025.

F.     National Stakeholders

·                Government 

·                Private sector  

·                Youth / university students 

·                Politicians 

·                Women 

·                Academia 

·                Civil society 

·                Development partners 

·                Media  

·                General public 

G.    High Level Objectives

The Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) will inform the partnership framework. The SCD analyzes the challenges faced by Pakistan and presents priority interventions for ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity on a livable planet. Based on the findings from our diagnostics, and Reforms for Brighter Future- Time to Decide program, emerging challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing discussions with the federal and provincial governments, the new CPF will largely focus on the Five high level objectives: reduced Child Stunting, reduced learning Poverty, increased Climate Resilience, increased Decarbonization, more Inclusive Economic Opportunities. Additional material on these areas will be updated and made available on the CPF webpage.