Pakistan Competitiveness and Growth PBG (WB-P159839)

  • Pakistan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 21, 2016
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Government of Pakistan
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 420.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 420.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 23, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Competitiveness and Growth Development Policy Financing Project for Pakistan will be structured around two development objectives and pillars, (i) improving the business environment, and (ii) enhancing fiscal management through improving revenue management and making public spending more pro-poor. The operation contributes to the government’s strategy for accelerating economic growth, pursuing fiscal consolidation, and increasing investment. A stand-alone operation is being presented to support a selected number of discrete reforms that the Government of Pakistan has implemented before entering the electoral cycle in 2017. To accelerate growth and maintain macroeconomic stability the Government of Pakistan is stepping up reform efforts, which will be supported by the operation. The operation will support the reform effort through both policy engagement and the choice of instrument - combining the International Development Association (IDA) credit with an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) policy-based guarantee (PBG). The program builds on the success of the previous fiscally sustainable and inclusive growth (FSIG) series and the ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) program by supporting reforms that will contribute to efforts to accelerate growth and foster an inclusive growth pattern.
Investment Description
Product Line: Guarantees Lending Instrument: Development Policy Lending

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