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Governments must work harder on reforms to raise growth in a region where most of the world’s poor live: World Bank report

Islamabad, October 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): Economic growth in South Asia will be modest this year and in 2014. At such a pace, the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 will not be attained. Governments must work harder on reforms to raise growth in a region where most of the world’s poor live, the World …

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Risk Management needs to be Proactive, Systematic and Integrated to have Development Impact Better risk management can unlock opportunities, prevent crises, and protect poor amidst disasters and shocks, says World Bank

Islamabad, October 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In the face of social unrest, economic crises, and more frequent natural disasters, preparation and recovery efforts by governments, communities, and individuals have become increasingly essential. Effective risk management can provide both resilience to withstand adverse events and the ability to take advantage of development opportunities. It is, therefore, a …

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World Bank approves package of assistance worth US$100 million to support implementation of Punjab Health Sector Reform Project

Islamabad, June 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved on Friday a package of assistance worth US$100 million to support the implementation of thePunjab Health Sector Reform Project, which will focus on enhancing the number of people who access quality essential health services, particularly in the low performing districts of Punjab. “Punjab holds the key […]

World Bank approves $400 million for Supporting Education in Sindh

Islamabad, March 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved on Thursday a package of assistance worth US$400 million to support the Second Sindh Education Sector Reform Program (SERP II). The program will support Sindh Government’s efforts to increase school participation and measure student achievement by improving sector governance and accountability and strengthening administrative systems. “Improving […]