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  • India needs more jobs for women to boost growth: World Bank

    NEW DELHI: India must reverse a trend of falling women’s participation in the job market if it is to achieve its ambition of double-digit growth, the World Bank said on Monday...

    India is the world’s fastest growing major economy, but has one of the lowest rates of female employment, a trend that has worsened over the last decade...

  • Malala presses World Bank, UN to set goals on education

    WASHINGTON: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged the World Bank and United Nations on Monday to raise the focus of education in their new millennium goals...

    Malala, who in 2012 survived a severe gunshot in the head for her support of girls' schools in Pakistan, met with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to discuss the coming package of official Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations plans to release later this...

  • HEC to get $200m from World Bank for developing tertiary education

    ISLAMABAD: World Bank is likely to approve a financing of $200 million to assist the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to develop the tertiary education sector in the country...

    In line with the Planning Commission’s Vision 2025, HEC has outlined its own vision to develop the tertiary education sector which lists the problems, analyzes international trends and takes lessons from earlier reforms...

  • World Bank to provide $465m for education, power projects

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has announced app­roval of two loans amounting $465 million to support higher education in Pakistan and expand sustainable electricity trade between Central Asia and South Asia...

    The approval of $400m ‘Higher Education Deve­lopment in Pakistan’ project will strengthen tertiary education to produce skilled, innovative and enterprising graduates...

  • World Bank plans to finance Sindh education project

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank plans to finance an education programme of Sindh government with a loan of $100 million to improve the quality of teaching practices and student retention in early-grade primary classrooms in 10 selected districts of the province, it emerged recently...

    Appraisal of the “Sindh Early Learning Enhancement through Classroom Transformation” project is expected to start in March this year, while the loan from the...

  • World Bank to fund $200m for KP’s health, education project

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will provide financing worth $200 million for a project of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve the availability, utilisation and quality of primary healthcare and elementary education services in selected districts of the province...

    Specific attention is required for girls, given the province’s large gender gap in education, and for refugees as a core vulnerable group...

  • 100m Pakistanis without a bank account, says World Bank

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is home to 100 million adults without a bank account, with 13 per cent adults citing religious concerns as a reason for not having account at a financial institution, a World Bank report on the use of financial services revealed...

    The ‘Global Findex Database’ said high costs turned out to be at least as important as religious concerns in each of the economies — cited by 21pc in Pakistan and 19pc in Turkey...

  • Bahrain's Bank Alkhair gets nod to sell stake in Pakistan's Burj Bank

    Bahrain-based Bank Alkhair said on Wednesday it had received approval from the State Bank of Pakistan to sell its stake in Pakistan's Burj Bank to a subsidiary of Bahrain's Al Baraka Banking Group...

    Al Baraka, one of the Gulf's top Islamic banks, had said in September that its Pakistani unit, Al Baraka Pakistan, would merge with Burj Bank to create an institution with assets totalling more than $1...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    Naz, 22, had never ventured far from her home in Orangi Town in Karachi, one of the five largest slums of the world, but was feeling dissatisfied with her current teaching job...

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