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4,100 Pakistanis share their aspirations — and ambitions — for their country

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Pakistan: Window of opportunity


Economic and social development should not be left to economists and specialists only.

​This message is manifested in “Window of Opportunity,” a video highlighting the ambitions and goals of the World Bank’s 2015-19 Country Partnership Strategy in Pakistan.  
 
Truck drivers, entrepreneurs, doctors, teachers and thousands of other citizens from Pakistan shared their ideas and helped identify opportunities and challenges to guide future policies and action areas.
 
These individuals come from a myriad different backgrounds but are united by a common drive to open up windows of opportunities for Pakistan.
               
Check out the 4 videos, each covering one result area: Transforming the energy sector, Supporting private sector development, Reaching out to the underserved, neglected, and poor, and Accelerating improvements in public service delivery.

Let us know what you think!

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Jobs
Employment in Pakistan

#Pakistan is a young country that’s full of potential. However, unemployment remains high, especially among #youth and many #women are unable to participate in the organized labor force. Fostering reforms that makes doing business more streamlined, including more women in the work force, promoting entrepreneurship and increasing access to finance will help create more opportunities. How do you feel about employment in Pakistan?

Posted by World Bank Pakistan on Sunday, August 9, 2015
Pakistan is a young country with a great potential. However, many women are left out of the labor force and unemployment remains high, especially among youth. Reforms to encourage entrepreneurship and streamline business regulations, inclusion of more women in the work force, and better access to finance will help create more opportunities.
 
Energy
Energy in Pakistan

#Energy shortages have affected the growth of agriculture and industry in #Pakistan. Tackling the energy crisis with hydro-power, renewable options and better governance of the sector can help fill this gap and catalyze the country’s growth.

Posted by World Bank Pakistan on Monday, August 10, 2015
Energy shortages have hindered growth in the agriculture and industry sectors. Hydro-power, renewable options and better governance can help fill the gap and catalyze the country’s growth.
 
Education
Education in Pakistan

While improving, #Pakistan still has among the most out of school #children in the world. An educated society is key for poverty reduction and boosting shared prosperity. Greater investments, inclusiveness of #women, skills development and private sector participation are key to unlocking this potential. How do you think this can be done?

Posted by World Bank Pakistan on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
While improving, Pakistan still has one of the highest number of out-of-school children in the world. An educated citizenry is essential to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. Greater investments, inclusiveness of women, skills development, and greater participation of the private sector participation are key to unlocking the country’s potential.
 
Healthcare
Healthcare in Pakistan

#Pakistan still has a shortage of facilities and doctors with a lack of affordability of quality medical care by the poor, particularly mother and #child healthcare and immunization. How can this improve?

Posted by World Bank Pakistan on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pakistan has a shortage of health facilities and doctors, and quality medical care remains inadequate and unaffordable for the poor, mothers and children. How can this improve?

 

 

Comments

Submitted by Dr. Aakif Ullah Khan on

I am researcher of nuclear medicine, how can one contribute to pool of Ideas? And what help is provided by the world bank for the implementation of his Idea and research. Regards.

Submitted by Yann on

Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Please contact one of our country representatives at http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar/contacts

Submitted by suresh kumar on

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Please share the Project details in your group to get more support at International level for the benefit of Billions of people living in Developing and Under-developed countries mostly in Asia and Africa.

Thanks and Regards

Submitted by Muhammad Abdullah on

Lack of education facilities & infrastructure development are main crisis of pakistan.

Submitted by Muhammad Luqman on

I am Lahore-based economic journalist working for a TV Channel. How can I contribute to the pool of ideas, developed by World Bank.

Submitted by Asim Yaseen Kiani on

Firstly we must focus over resource that Mainly are youth and what kind of skill they earn from education.biggest problem over country is education system.how we solved it? my opinion is we must change education system by modern technology brought into school education. At chalid international school they dont known about what they learn and what to use. over education system is a totall crush to mind building.if we only switch education system to market(economic).civil Engg,medical .environment science.IT then lot of things change very quickly.

Submitted by Zuberi on

I am independent researcher and inventor from Pakistan, Worked on different project including water, environment, sewage treatment and others. My works has been recognized by international organizations. Does World Bank supports such innovative projects conducted by individuals? Or Do you provide any support?

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