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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

UK aid from the British people

Pakistan

Summary

Helping to ensure a prosperous and stable Pakistan is critical for the future of millions of poor Pakistanis, and the stability and security of both the region and the UK. Almost a third of Pakistan’s population lives in poverty (over 60 million people), with women most seriously affected. 22.6 million children do not go to school and half of the population, including two thirds of women, cannot read or write. One in eleven children die before their fifth birthday, every year 9,700 women die in childbirth and 44% of children under five are stunted. Pakistan’s population is set to grow by 40 million people in the next 15 years and the economy needs to grow by more than 7% a year to create jobs for this growing young population. There is major inequality based on geography, gender, ethnicity, disability and faith and a significant modern slavery problem amongst the poor, minorities, women and children. Pakistan carries a high risk of natural disasters; it has the second highest number of refugees in the world and continues to suffer from extremism and militancy. Consolidating the growing democracy and capacity of government institutions remains essential.

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818K

People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

2.19M

Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source

903K

Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

1.62M

People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

1.11M

Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source

2.25M

People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£101M

2021/2022

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Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
Crown Agents Limited 7
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 10
Oxford Policy Management 18
Adam Smith International 7
DAI Europe 7
IMC Worldwide 10
Ecorys 2
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 2
Coffey International Development 6
World Bank, The 20
McKinsey & Company 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 4
The Asia Foundation 2
PwC 4
Asian Development Bank 5
World Health Organization (WHO) 3
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 4
World Food Programme (WFP) 4
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 3
Norwegian Refugee Council 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 4
International Rescue Committee (UK) 4
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) 2
British Council 2
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 4
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 4
AECOM 2
Marie Stopes International 2
Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd 2
Population Service International 2
British Council 1

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