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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

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Source: Pakistan : 2009 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Volume/Issue: 2009/123

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451830743

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, deficit, external debt

Pakistan has been facing significant economic difficulties. With sharp increases in oil and food prices, and adverse security developments, Pakistan has experienced a significant widening of the fiscal deficit, owi...

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Source: Pakistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Volume/Issue: 2010/183

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455205226

Keywords: education, literacy, ger, ner, teachers

The distribution of poor population in Pakistan suggests that almost 75 percent of the poor are clustered around the poverty line. The economy moved to a higher growth trajectory in the vicinity of 6-7 percent real...

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Source: Pakistan : Use of Fund Resources-Request for Emergency Assistance-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan.

Volume/Issue: 2010/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455208623

Keywords: budget, debt, deficit, balance of payments, public sector

The floods in Pakistan are a natural disaster of massive proportions. The overall impact will critically depend on how the floods will affect agricultural output along the Indus and its tributaries. The Pakistani a...

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Source: Pakistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Volume/Issue: 2003/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451830453

Keywords: expenditures, pro-poor, reduction strategy, public expenditures

This paper examines Pakistan's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Preparation Status Report. The formulation of the Interim PRSP (I-PRSP) was the first step in the direction of preparing a comprehensive nation...

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Source: Pakistan : Joint Staff Assessment of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Volume/Issue: 2003/102

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451830538

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, reform agenda, household survey

The paper presents a Joint Staff Assessment (JSA) of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) Progress Report for Pakistan. The JSA identified some important gaps in the poverty reduction strategy for...

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Source: Pakistan : Request for Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Volume/Issue: 2008/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451830736

Keywords: current account deficit, current account, external debt, capital inflows, balance of payments

Pakistan's authorities have requested a 23-month Stand-By Arrangement for SDR 5.169 billion in support of their macroeconomic stabilization program. The authorities' program envisages a tightening of fiscal and mon...

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Source: Pakistan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Condition of the Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2005/157

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451830668

Keywords: banking, islamic banking, islamic banks, banking system, banking sector

This Technical Note examines the condition of the banking system for Pakistan. The number of commercial banks and various nonbank financial institutions in the country grew rapidly in the early 1990s. The privatiza...

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Source: Pakistan : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring.

Volume/Issue: 2012/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939090

Keywords: banking, decentralization, current account, banking system, external debt

Pakistan has implemented some reforms, including improvements in tax administration, removal of some tax exemptions, and the introduction of an interest rate corridor. The macroeconomic policies are overly expansio...

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Source: Pakistan : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Volume/Issue: 2008/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451830712

Keywords: debt, deficit, interest, budget, external debt

Pakistan's economy continued to perform strongly owing to sound macroeconomic management and structural reform. Executive Directors advised that tight fiscal and monetary policies are required to reduce inflation a...

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Source: Pakistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note

Volume/Issue: 2010/182

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455205219

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, social safety net, macroeconomic framework, poverty reduction strategy paper, income distribution

The government of Pakistan completed its second full Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP-II) in December 2008. PRSP-II builds on the first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP-I), which was adopted in December...