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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

Pakistan@100 Report Overview
South Asia in Three Decades
Dr. Sanjay Kathuria on Regional Trade in South Asia
The Future of Pakistan's Water


Dr. Hans Timmer on the Future of South Asian Economies
The State of Pakistan's Economy
Dr. Mir Saadat Baloch on Social Marketing and The Future of Balochistan
Dr. Bari on Regulation of Private Education in Pakistan


Neelum Toru on Hindrances in Women's Political Participation
Dr. Shandana Khan on three issues in Pakistan's political landscape for Women
Women's Political Participation, Institutional Hurdles, and a Message for Young Women
Institutional Changes Required to Increase Women's Participation in Government in Pakistan


Historicizing Local Government in Pakistan

  The Case of Basic Democracies Barely a month after coming to power in September 2018 Imran Khan promised the people of Pakistan a drastic overhaul in the country’s system

Comparative Democratisation

The Trajectory of Pakistan and India's Divergent Democracies India and Pakistan are two neighboring countries with a shared colonial past and similar inherited state structures, however, the political progression in

BTI 2018 Pakistan Report

The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) 2018 combines text analysis and numerical assessments into three broad transformations: political, economic and governance. This blog will focus on Pakistan’s measures for political

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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