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Desk Review of the Tourism Sector in Australia, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand : Desk Review of Policy and Regulatory Framework of Seven Countries with Tourism as Major Contributor to GDP (English)

This report is a desk review of the tourism sector’s policy and regulatory framework in seven countries of interest: Australia, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Report 142574 OCT 04, 2019

Pirzada,Najma Naheed Disclosed

Business and Entrepreneurship Development through Tourism Promotion in Punjab Assessment and Improvement of Women : Participation in Economic Activities Around Selected Sites (English)

Tourism is a growing industry in Pakistan. Being a geographically and ethnically diverse country, Pakistan has much to offer from natural beauty and geological marvels to historicalsplendor and cultural treasures. ... See More +

Report 142573 OCT 04, 2019

Disclosed

Initial Assessment around Twenty-Three Sites with special reference to Women Business Entrepreneurship Development through Tourism Promotion in Punjab (English)

This study was commissioned by the World Bank to understand the business landscape and customer experiences of visiting 23 selected tourist sites across the province. ... See More +

Report 142576 OCT 04, 2019

Disclosed

Boosting Pakistan’s Export Competitiveness : Private Sector Perspectives (English)

Global and regional trade integration offers Pakistan tremendous potential in driving and sustaining growth and poverty reduction. Despite this potential, trade has not been effectively leveraged to catalyze growth in Pakistan in recent years. ... See More +

Report 142372 SEP 28, 2019

Disclosed

Opportunities for a Clean and Green Pakistan : A Country Environmental Analysis (English)

This document aims to deepen the understanding of the effects of environmental pollution on health and standards of living in Pakistan. It seeks to assess institutional capacity to facilitate a transition to environmentally sustainable growth, as well as to strengthen dialogue among different stakeholders. ... See More +

Working Paper 138215 JUN 19, 2019

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Pakistan - Skills Assessment for Economic Growth (English)

In an era of globalization and rapidly changing technology, the nature of work and skills required is also rapidly changing, and it calls for an urgent need to redefine the types of skills considered in public policy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000795 JUN 01, 2019

Nomura,Shinsaku 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 : 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

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Desk Review of the Tourism Sector in Australia, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand : Desk Review of Policy and Regulatory Framework of Seven Countries with Tourism as Major Contributor to GDP (English)
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OCT 04, 2019 142574 Report
Business and Entrepreneurship Development through Tourism Promotion in Punjab Assessment and Improvement of Women : Participation in Economic Activities Around Selected Sites (English)
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OCT 04, 2019 142573 Report
Initial Assessment around Twenty-Three Sites with special reference to Women Business Entrepreneurship Development through Tourism Promotion in Punjab (English)
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OCT 04, 2019 142576 Report
Boosting Pakistan’s Export Competitiveness : Private Sector Perspectives (English)
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SEP 28, 2019 142372 Report
Opportunities for a Clean and Green Pakistan : A Country Environmental Analysis (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138215 Working Paper
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
Pakistan - Skills Assessment for Economic Growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 AUS0000795 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 : 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