The program promotes evidencebased discussions and decision making related to economic policies. To increase the availability of scientific evidence for policy decisions, the program sponsors research studies in four key areas: agricultural production; water management and irrigation; macroeconomics, markets, and trade; and poverty dynamics and social safety nets.
The project seeks to improve Pakistan's international and regional trade environment by supporting the development of more tradefriendly regulations, policies, and systems. The project encourages improvements in customs and trade facilitation and works to eliminate antiexport bias in trade policy.
The project works to expand market opportunities for micro entrepreneurs, especially those who are women. Working through local private sector entities, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations, the project offers training that helps beneficiaries develop better products and learn new skills. The project is also linking an estimated 75,000 microentrepreneurs working with embellished fabric, dairy products, honey, and medicinal and aromatic plants to profitable markets nationwide. Inkind grant assistance is provided to microentrepreneurs affected by conflict and natural di
The Agribusiness Project is improving the performance of agribusiness firms by increasing their access and use of new technologies and improving workers' skills. The Project is working in 36 districts throughout Pakistan, including the provinces of GilgitBaltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, as well as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The project is helping to increase the profitability and incomes of small and mediumsized enterprises throughout Pakistan. Focusing on key sectors, such as mangoes, peaches, potatoes, dates, fruits and vegetable pulping, agriculture implements, fisheries, garments, marble, tourism and weaving,
Last updated: May 19, 2015