Financial Markets Development Program (ADB-53221-001)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Pakistan
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 600.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 16, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The proposed Financial Markets Development Program will support demand and supply measures to broaden and deepen the financial system in Pakistan and ground it in a strong legal and regulatory framework in line with country partnership strategy for Pakistan (2015 2019). The program was requested by the Government of Pakistan as a policy-based lending modality to be disbursed over two subprograms. The PBL will facilitate the design and implementation of reforms that are necessary to create an enabling environment for the emergence of competitive financial markets. The programmatic approach will serve to chronologically sequence the reforms in a multiyear framework (2020-2022) and bring flexibility to incorporate changes where warranted by the country's economic situation."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Syed Ali-Mumtaz H. Shah
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
Q-Block, Finance Division,
Pak Secretariat, Red Zone, Islamabad, Pakistan


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