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Group‐Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Improves Mental Health of SME Entrepreneurs : Experimental Evidence from Conflict‐Affected Areas of Pakistan (English)

Mental health, well-being, and lasting economic outcomes are intimately connected. However, in geographies marked by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), entrepreneurs of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) experience chronic stress and poor mental health on a regular basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8872 JUN 04, 2019

Saraf,Priyam; Rahman,Tasmia; Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

Review of Evidence on the Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls and Boys in Pakistan (English)

The purpose of this report is to provide a detailed review of available evidence on the nutritional status of adolescent boys and girls as well as the primary determinants of adolescent malnutrition in Pakistan. ... See More +

Report 137381 JUN 02, 2019

Tumilowicz,Alison T.; Badar, Asma; Beal, Ty; Munir Pasha, Qaiser; Rasool, Faiz; Vossenaar, Marieke Disclosed

Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)

Private schools that cater to low-income students are popular with parents seeking alternatives to government schools. But these private schools, which are often owned by local entrepreneurs, may lack the resources and incentives to expand enrollment or improve quality. ... See More +

Brief 137993 JUN 01, 2019

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt, Selcuk; Singh, Niharika Disclosed

Pakistan - Policy Note : For Better Quality and More Integrated PHC Services through Harnessing the Private Sector in Sindh Province : Options Paper (English)

Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in Pakistan, as in most countries, will require strengthened collaboration between the public and private sectors, as the public sector often does not have the flexibility nor the fiscal space to grow service delivery capacity at sufficient pace and quality. ... See More +

Report 138126 JUN 01, 2019

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Pakistan Development Update : Weathering the Storm : Restoring Macroeconomic Stability (English)

Pakistan is facing yet another balance of payment crisis. Authorities have taken some corrective measures and negotiated a 39-month stabilization program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ... See More +

Working Paper 140018 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Pakistan (English)

Pakistan's power sector underwent a substantial, if protracted, reform process. Beginning with an independent power producer program in 1994, the full unbundling of the national vertically integrated power and water utility, the Water and Power Development Authority, and the establishment of a regulatory entity, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, followed in 1997, paving the way for the eventual privatization of one major distribution utility, Karachi Electric, in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8842 MAY 06, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Sindh Social Protection Policy Note (English)

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan shifted the administrative paradigm from centralized to decentralized structures. The added obligations require major policy and institutional reforms in an otherwise weak social protection (SP) sector at provincial levels, generally characterized by limited planning, coordination, execution, and monitoring capacities. ... See More +

Report 136635 APR 05, 2019

Disclosed

Pakistan Customs : Mobilizing Domestic Revenues for Economic Development (English)

The government depends on the ability of Pakistan Customs to play a significant role in mobilizing domestic revenues, which contribute to the country’s economic development. ... See More +

Brief 136505 APR 01, 2019

Custers,Anna Louise; Sutherland,Richard Anthony Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : From Poverty to Equity (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred – Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135319 MAR 01, 2019

Redaelli,Silvia Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Structural Transformation (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred - shaping the future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135314 MAR 01, 2019

Sharma,Siddharth; Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung Yang Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Regional Connectivity (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred - Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at the rate hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135322 MAR 01, 2019

Deng,Fei; Illangovan,Patchamuthu; Blanco Armas,Enrique Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Human Capital (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred, Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at the rate hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135324 MAR 01, 2019

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cho,Yoonyoung; Fasih,Tazeen Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Growth and Investment (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred, Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at the rate hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135325 MAR 01, 2019

Waheed,Muhammad; Ghumman,Adnan Ashraf Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Governance and Institutions (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred - shaping the future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Policy Note 135326 MAR 01, 2019

Muhula,Raymond; Rontoyanni,Clelia Kalliopi Helena; Mehboob,Rizwan; Shafqat,Saeed; Khalid,Usman; Shrestha,Pragya; Afzal,Madiha; Refaqat,Saadia; Osborne,Michael Graeme; Raza,Haider; Minallah,Akmal; Hadi,Qurat Ul Ain; Steinhilper,Immanuel Frank; Touqeer,Irum; Khan,Ayesha Ahmad Saleem Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Environmental Sustainability (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred – Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135335 MAR 01, 2019

Ambrosi,Philippe; Acerbi,Marcelo Hector Disclosed

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)

Agriculture forms the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Despite the fact that the share of agriculture in the GDP has declined over the years, the sector continues to play an important role in the socio-economic structure of the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 134922 FEB 27, 2019

Ejaz,Neelam; Ahmad,Maha Disclosed

Pakistan : Getting More from Water (English)

This report builds on prior work to provide a new, comprehensive, and balanced view of water security in Pakistan, stressing the importance of the diverse social, environmental, and economic outcomes from water. ... See More +

Working Paper 133964 JAN 01, 2019

Young,William; Anwar, Arif; Bhatti, Tousif; Borgomeo,Edoardo; Davies,Stephen William; Garthwaite Iii,William Raymond; Gilmont,Efrem Michael; Leb,Christina; Lytton,Lucy; Makin, Ian; Saeed,Basharat Ahmed Disclosed

Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Roles : Case Study - Interloop Limited, Hosiery Manufacturing, Pakistan (English)

Globally, as new technologies are emerging and changing the nature of work, a growing number of countries and companies are realizing that prioritizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs can drive innovation and spur economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 134158 JAN 01, 2019

Nasir,Rudaba; Essmat,Sammar; Mohamed,Yasmin Galal Mostafa; Shekha,Nazish; Laiq,Sara Disclosed

Advancing Women in Business Leadership and Management : Case Study - Artistic Milliners Limited, Denim Manufacturing, Pakistan (English)

A growing body of research establishes a strong correlation between business performance and gender diversity in leadership. In Pakistan, a baseline survey conducted by the Pakistan Business Council’s Centre of excellence in responsible business (CERB) found that female representation across all sectors was the highest at entry level, with numbers decreasing at each incremental tier of the organization. ... See More +

Working Paper 134159 JAN 01, 2019

Nasir,Rudaba; Essmat,Sammar; Mohamed,Yasmin Galal Mostafa; Shekha,Nazish; Laiq,Sara Disclosed

Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Pakistan (English)

Pakistan’s economy has tremendous potential for growth and expansion. A vital input for economically and financially sound growth is an energy sector that is sustainable, affordable and accessible to all. ... See More +

Report 136252 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

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Group‐Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Improves Mental Health of SME Entrepreneurs : Experimental Evidence from Conflict‐Affected Areas of Pakistan (English)
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JUN 04, 2019 WPS8872 Policy Research Working Paper
Review of Evidence on the Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls and Boys in Pakistan (English)
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JUN 02, 2019 137381 Report
Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137993 Brief
Pakistan - Policy Note : For Better Quality and More Integrated PHC Services through Harnessing the Private Sector in Sindh Province : Options Paper (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138126 Report
Pakistan Development Update : Weathering the Storm : Restoring Macroeconomic Stability (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 140018 Working Paper
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Pakistan (English)
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MAY 06, 2019 WPS8842 Policy Research Working Paper
Sindh Social Protection Policy Note (English)
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APR 05, 2019 136635 Report
Pakistan Customs : Mobilizing Domestic Revenues for Economic Development (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136505 Brief
Pakistan at 100 : From Poverty to Equity (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135319 Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Structural Transformation (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135314 Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Regional Connectivity (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135322 Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Human Capital (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135324 Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Growth and Investment (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135325 Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Governance and Institutions (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135326 Policy Note
Pakistan at 100 : Environmental Sustainability (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135335 Working Paper
Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 134922 Working Paper
Pakistan : Getting More from Water (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133964 Working Paper
Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Roles : Case Study - Interloop Limited, Hosiery Manufacturing, Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134158 Working Paper
Advancing Women in Business Leadership and Management : Case Study - Artistic Milliners Limited, Denim Manufacturing, Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134159 Working Paper
Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136252 Report