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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is the central bank of Pakistan. It performs both traditional and developmental functions to achieve the country's macroeconomic goals. As the country's bank, SBP's traditional functions include issuance of notes, regulation and supervision of the financial system and conduct of monetary policy. It also performs non-traditional functions like management of public debt or foreign exchange, provision of training facilities to bankers and advising the government on policy matters.


Established in 1996, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims for an Asia free from poverty and provides development financing for the Asia-Pacific region in partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions. The main devices for assistance are loans, grants, policy dialogue, technical assistance and equity investments. In Pakistan, ADB's partnership priorities and assistance strategy focus on reforms and investments in key infrastructure sectors, support of economic reforms and development of urban services as well as implementing capacity building programs to bring about greater aid effectiveness.