The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Pakistan  
Rank: 61 · Score: 51.6  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 220.9   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) 3rd
GDP (US$ billions) 262.2   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 1,186.9   Venture capital investments (quartile) 3rd
GDP growth (per cent) 0.5   Private equity investments (quartile) 3rd
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 61 56, 61, 61, 64, 64 51.6
1 Economic Activity 58 82, 83, 80, 75, 67 73.0
2 Depth of Capital Market 45 77, 78, 83, 80, 80 57.7
3 Taxation 115 11, 10, 12, 11, 10 64.1
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 80 36, 35, 37, 43, 45 59.9
5 Human and Social Environment 69 39, 41, 49, 53, 56 29.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 72 34, 37, 42, 47, 53 44.7


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Pakistan  
Asia
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Vietnam 85.2 71.9 96.3 51.2 27.3 50.4
Philippines 84.5 70.7 96.0 49.3 29.3 42.2
Kazakhstan 79.2 53.5 88.8 80.3 28.7 45.7
Pakistan 73.0 57.7 64.1 59.9 29.8 44.7
Sri Lanka 72.8 50.8 77.9 60.1 24.5 41.3
Bangladesh 85.2 42.5 79.4 34.8 21.5 39.1
Mongolia 56.6 19.1 81.8 65.1 26.0 36.8
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021