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Disclosable Version of the ISR - Pakistan Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Project - P159428 - Sequence No : 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR40119 JAN 07, 2020

Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed Disclosed

Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)

The report begins with a chapter on economic developments, with sections on growth, fiscal policy, public debt, the external sector, monetary developments and inflation, and the financial sector. ... See More +

120560 OCT 01, 2018

Ashraf,Mehwish; Ghumman,Adnan Ashraf; Aslam,Zehra; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Waheed,Muhammad; Blanco Armas,Enrique; Panasco Santos,Cristina Isabel; Qureshi,Ali Nadeem; Zamand,Mina; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Bashir,Amjad; Rontoyanni,Clelia Kalliopi Helena; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Zaheer,Namoos Disclosed

Pakistan development update (English)

The Pakistani economy faced four major domestic shocks as of April 2015: (i) a political sit-in by opposition parties in Islamabad that lasted between August and December and raised significant political uncertainty; (ii) the September floods in Punjab that affected agricultural crops; (iii) the postponed sale of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) equity shares in November that reduced its expected privatization proceeds and foreign direct inflows (FDI); and (iv) the terrorist attack in a school in Peshawar that heightened security concerns. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 95751 APR 01, 2015

Refaqat, Saadia; Lopez-Calix, Jose R.; Waheed, Muhammad; Ashraf, Mehwish; Atiq, Syedah Moshina; Joya, Mohammad Omar; Shaikh Sarmad; Khan, Rafay; Newhouse, David Locke Disclosed

Reforming state-owned enterprises (English)

State-owned enterprises are a sizable element in Pakistan's economic landscape- more than 100 of them operate in a wide range of economic sectors, contributing around 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and representing about a third of stock market capitalization. ... See More +

Brief 79568 JUN 01, 2013

Aftab, Sarwat; Shaikh, Sarmad Ahmed Disclosed

Enhancing the business environment (English)

For developing countries like Pakistan, where small and medium-size enterprises make up a large share of the economy, the quality of the business environment is a critical policy area for governments to drive economic growth, create jobs, and encourage private sector competition. ... See More +

Brief 79560 JUN 01, 2013

Safavian, Mehnaz; Aftab, Sarwat; Shaikh, Sarmad Disclosed

Learning for job opportunities : an assessment of the vocational education and training in Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made considerable progress in its economic development, presently reaching high average growth of nearly 6 percent. This economic growth has been accompanied by an annual employment growth rate of about 5 percent between 1996 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 45189 JUN 01, 2007

Dar,Amit; Abrahart,Alan; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Rashed Disclosed