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The World Bank, in collaboration with LUMS, is conducting a future visioning exercise titled Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future to analyze what Pakistan will look like when it turns 100 years old in 2047. The report will contribute, through analysis and by facilitating strategic discussions, to a debate on Pakistan’s long-term development challenges and opportunities. The report will articulate key recommendations for Pakistan to address these challenges in order to become an upper-middle income country by 2047.

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Policy Talks

South Asia in Three Decades
The Future of Taxation in Pakistan
Dr. Sanjay Kathuria on Regional Trade in South Asia
The Future of Pakistan's Water


Zahra Mansoor on Improving Institutional Outcomes
Dr. Tahir Andrabi on Pakistan's Education Landscape (Part I)
Pakistan's Water Use in Urban Areas
Dr. Sanjay Kathuria on the Potential of Trade in South Asia


Illango on the Goals of Pakistan At Hundred Initiative
Mosharraf Zaidi on Our Children's' Future.
Dr. Sohail Naqvi on how Pak@100 is Meant to Trigger Longer-Term Thinking.
Syed Babar Ali on the Need for Informed Public Opinion in Pakistan


Motivating Bureaucrats

Beyond the Paycheck: Motivating Bureaucrats At No Cost The present government’s 11-point reform agenda places a significant focus on improving public service delivery in basic sectors such as health and

Pakistan At 71

  Pakistan At 71 The first class in almost any introductory Development Economics course consists of a lecture on simple growth models which show that output increases with capital, but

Costly Business

  Costly Business A factor widely considered significant in determining how quickly an economy will grow is how conducive its environment is towards the establishment and growth of small and

Pakistan At Hundred Report

Facts & Figures

The stunting rate in children under 5 in Pakistan is very high at 38%.

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Pakistan’s trade is only 26% of its GDP.

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Pakistan’s tax revenue is only 13% of its GDP.

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Pakistan’s water productivity is very low at $1 per cubic meter.

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Pakistan's fertility rate is highest among neighbouring countries at 3.7.

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Pakistan's public expenditure on education in 2.2% of GDP.

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Pakistan's public expenditure on health in only 0.9% of GDP.

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Investors in Pakistan go through 10 procedures to start a business.

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