World Bank to Send Up to $5.5 Billion to Pakistan

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Bank says it will send as much as $5.5 billion in financial aid to Pakistan over the next two years.

A new bank report Thursday said the bank's strategy to help Pakistan's economy return to high sustained growth is consistent with Pakistani government priorities.

The $5.5 billion will support Pakistan's poverty reduction and development efforts, including health and education programs.

The World Bank says it will keep a sharp eye on implementation to ensure these efforts have real results.