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Program for Asia Connectivity and Trade

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The Program for Asia Connectivity and Trade, or PACT, is a trust fund administered by the World Bank and supported by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. The trust fund activities contribute to South Asia regional trade and connectivity initiatives in addition to interregional cooperation with Central Asia.

PACT funds a range of analyses and technical assistance to increase regional trade and cross-border investments. It works to enhance transport and digital connectivity, build regional markets in electricity generation and transmission, and promote people-to-people links that lead to improved market access and services for the poor. PACT is one of several trust funds that support work to build greater regional connectivity highlighted on One South Asia.

Operating across Central Asia and South Asia, PACT activities are in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

 

Links to PACT-funded activities are added below as they become available.