Pakistan: Spending Needs for Reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Author/Editor:

Fernanda Brollo ; Emine Hanedar ; Sébastien Walker

Publication Date:

April 29, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper assesses the additional spending required to make substantial progress towards achieving the SDGs in Pakistan. We focus on critical areas of human (education and health) and physical (electricity, roads, and water and sanitation) capital. For each sector, we document the progress to date, assess where Pakistan stands relative to its peers, highlight key challenges, and estimate the additional spending required to make substantial progress. The estimates for the additional spending are derived using the IMF SDG costing methodology. We find that to achieve the SDGs in these sectors would require additional annual spending of about 16 percent of GDP in 2030 from the public and private sectors combined.

Series:

Working Paper No. 2021/108

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

April 29, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513582399/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2021108

Pages:

21

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