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As poverty declines in Pakistan, stunting levels remain constant

As poverty declines in Pakistan, stunting levels remain constant

A new  World Bank report paints a grim picture of efforts undertaken over the last two decades to tackle stunted growth in children. Rates of diarrhea and related stunting in children have remained constant in Pakistan over the past 15 years despite …Continue reading

The Dawn of Pakistan’s Fintech Boom

After spending 18 years in the commercial banking sector, Qasif Shahid recently quit his job and started his own company. He raised $1 million in venture capital to introduce a digital wallet that will allow users to minimize their reliance on hard …Continue reading

World Bank Launches Solar Maps for Pakistan

Pakistan is now one of the few countries in the world to have access to high-quality solar energy maps, which can help increase the country’s renewable energy output, and expand the access to sustainable and affordable sources of energy for its citizens. …Continue reading

Data Science Lab Director Awarded World Bank Grant

Information Technology University (ITU) faculty member and Data Science Lab Director Dr Faisal Kamiran has won a World Bank innovation award for his research on the identification of hotspots for harassment of women in public transport. His team has been awarded $100,000 …Continue reading