Pakistan Country profile


March 2018

Pakistan lags behind most MENAP countries on measures of per capita income, creditworthiness and business climate.  Poor law and order, violence and power shortages have crimped annual growth. But growth has recovered, helped by cheap oil prices, robust remittances and the implementation of the government’s reform agenda. 

This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance—per capita income, annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars for 2016 as provided by the IMF as there aren’t any IMF estimates beyond 2016. Annual GDP growth is for 2018. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by its OECD country credit risk rating. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.