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Development potential Need for reforms
Generally speaking, Pakistan has considerable economic potential: abundant resources, low labour costs, a young population and a growing middle class.
The government's development strategy provides a clear definition of the prerequisites for sustainable development in Pakistan: social justice, the rule of law, peace and security, good governance and a national consensus on development. In order to reach its development goals, the government needs to launch fundamental reforms and, in particular, implement them systematically. For example, there is still a long way to go until the economic and social potential of women has been fully harnessed.
The global climate crisis is presenting a new challenge to Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most affected countries and is suffering under rising temperatures, floods, declining water resources and very frequent extreme weather events.