KARACHI - Citi has partnered with the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) to launch a comprehensive social impact study of microfinance in Pakistan at a nation-wide level. This initiative is based on a $60,000 grant by the Citi Foundation, says a press release issued here on Tuesday. As part of this partnership, research will be conducted to assess various ways in which the microfinance sector has had an impact on our communities at a social level, generate best practices and share lessons learnt. The Pakistan Microfinance is a long-standing partner for Citi on the microfinance front. This pioneering social impact study with PMN is particularly significant as it reiterates Citis commitment to developing intellectual capacity in the microfinance space in Pakistan, said Citi Country Officer and Managing Director, Arif Usmani. This year also marks the completion of Citis microfinance flood rehabilitation programme with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund for enabling vulnerable groups to regain their livelihoods.