Punjab Human Capital Investment Project (WB-P164785)

  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Pakistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 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 Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the proposed project focuses on human development along the life cycle where risks and needs are high, but programmatic responses are weak--birth and early childhood, and adolescence and youth. The project aims at improving access and utilization of services, leading to increased human capital investment and better livelihood opportunities. It addresses these two human development goals by a) incentivizing behavioral changes and use of health and nutrition services by pregnant women, mothers, and children from poor households; and b) incentivizing returning to school, receiving second chance skills training (e.g., adult literacy programming), and improving access to new and better jobs for improved labor force participation and increase in income for poor women and youth.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Local Government of Borrowing Country US$ 200 million

Contact Information
World Bank
Yoonyoung Cho, Sohail Saeed Abbasi
Senior Economist

Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani, Secretary

Implementing Agencies
Punjab Social Protection Authority
Sohail Choudry, Chief Executive Officer


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