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Greening Growth in Pakistan through Transport Sector Reforms

The government of Pakistan's 2011 Framework for Economic Growth seeks to place Pakistan on a sustained high economic growth path of 7 per cent per year through measures to reduce the cost of doing business, improve the investment climate, and strengthen institutions. According to the report, the present patterns in transport and trade logistics, an important part of the country’s economy, generate inefficiencies that are costing Pakistan's economy roughly 4-6 per cent of GDP per year. This report examines the poverty, social, and environmental aspects associated with trade and transport sector reforms aimed at increasing the freight transport sector's productivity to meet the Framework's goals.