Pakistan : Request for an Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

July 8, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Pakistan’s economy is at a critical juncture. Misaligned economic policies, including large fiscal deficits, loose monetary policy, and defense of an overvalued exchange rate, fueled consumption and short-term growth in recent years, but steadily eroded macroeconomic buffers, increased external and public debt, and depleted international reserves. Structural weaknesses remained largely unaddressed, including a chronically weak tax administration, a difficult business environment, inefficient and loss making SOEs, and low labor productivity amid a large informal economy. Without urgent policy action, economic and financial stability could be at risk, and growth prospects will be insufficient to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/212

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 8, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498324496/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PAKEA2019001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

96

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