WORLD BANK’S B-READY PROJECT: GOVERNAMENT OF SINDH TO COLLABORATE IN ASSESSING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Team Board of Investment held meeting with Chief Secretary Sindh to deliberate On World Bank
Group’s “Business Ready” (B-READY) Project. The Government of Sindh is set to play a pivotal role in the
World Bank Group’s ambitious “Business Ready” (B-READY) project, aimed at assessing the business and
investment climates in 180 economies worldwide annually. The B-READY initiative replaces the Doing
Business project and seeks to provide a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the business
environment for fostering private sector development.

The B-READY project, which will be executed in three phases, aims to advocate for policy reform and
contribute valuable data for development policy research. Pakistan, notably, has been selected to
feature in the inaugural edition of the B-READY report, scheduled for publication in spring 2024.
The Government of Sindh, recognized as a trusted partner in the reform journey, has received accolades
for its remarkable efforts in advancing business reforms. These reforms led to a significant improvement
of 28 points in the previous Doing Business 2020 report.

To reinforce this collaboration and discuss the critical role of the Government of Sindh in the B-READY
initiative, a team of Officers led by the Secretary of the Board of Investment (BOI) held a meeting with
Chief Secretary Sindh on June 21, 2023. The meeting was attended by departments, including Sindh
Investment Department, PRJ, Labor Department, SESSI, Industries Department, Law Department, Sindh
Building Control Authority, Board of Revenue, Excise and Taxation, K-Electric, KWSB, PTCL/Internet
Providers, SSGCL, Sindh Workers Welfare Fund, Port Qasim Authority, District Court Karachi, Sindh High
Court, and Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority.

The objective of the meeting was to provide an in-depth briefing on the B-READY project’s objectives,
methodology, and expected outcomes, and to discuss how the Government of Sindh’s continued
collaboration can further enhance the business climate in the region.

The Board of Investment (BOI) expressed its heartfelt appreciation to all departments in Sindh for their
invaluable participation and commitment during the meeting. The collaborative effort embodies shared
dedication to fostering a thriving business environment in the region. The partnership is instrumental,
and BOI look forward to continued collaboration for the greater economic growth and prosperity of
Sindh.

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