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The use of public private partnerships (PPPs) are a crucial mechanism through which Pakistan can address its infrastructure investment objectives.

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has brought about transformational effects, in scale and depth, that are just starting to be felt.

However significant limitations still persist in the form of constrained long-term availability of financing and the bottlenecks, in both financial and technical capacity, at the devolved level.

Talent shortage

Skills gaps and shortages are a problem often cited by employers, whether in the private or public sector. Pakistan is no exception but capacity-building projects currently fall short in plugging the gap.