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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.

FCDO Profile

Note: This summary was written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through FCDO's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by FCDO in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by FCDO

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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.



Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 3
Crown Agents Limited 12
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 15
Oxford Policy Management 13
Adam Smith International 6
DAI Europe 11
IMC Worldwide 8
Ecorys 2
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 2
Coffey International Development 11
World Bank, The 22
The Asia Foundation 2
Path 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 6
Delivery Associates Ltd 2
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 3
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 2
Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd 4
Concern Worldwide 2
WaterAid 1
British Asian Trust 1
PwC 6
Asian Development Bank 5
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 6
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
Social Development Direct Limited 2
British Council 2
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 4
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 4
Marie Stopes International 2
Population Service International 2

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