Pakistan Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Project (WB-P159428)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2017
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Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan
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  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 137.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 137.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 18, 2016

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Project Description

This project provides financing for increased access and usage of digital payments and other financial services for households and businesses in Pakistan. The components of the project include improving financial and market infrastructure through upgrading payments and settlements systems;  improving access and usage of digital financial services; improving access to microfinance and to financial services for microenterprises, and small and medium enterprises. 

Investment Description

Contact Information

World Bank:
Contact: Gabi George Afram
Title: Program Leader 

Contact: Mihasonirina Andrianaivo
Title: Senior Financial Sector Specialist 

Name: Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan
Contact: Tariq Bajwa
Title: Secretary

Implementing Agencies:
Name: Development Finance Group, State Bank of Pakistan
Contact: Samar Hasnain
Title: Executive Director

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation
Fund Qazi Azmat Isa


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