Children during a class in Pakistan. Education is among the top funding priorities of the European Union in the country. Photo by: ECHO / CC BY-ND
The European Union sees Pakistan as a key development partner in a highly unstable region. But before Pakistan could positively influence its neighbors, the South Asian country has several problems to contend with. World Bank data shows that although growth in the country’s gross domestic product has been rising steadily since 2011, gains have been meager and the country’s annual growth rates remain below the regional average.
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