To improve access to financial services for the poor and marginalised groups and for micro and small enterprises in Pakistan
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To improve the management of water within and between South Asian countries, reducing poverty by enabling adaptation to climate change and reducing the risk of conflict over water resources. By 2018, 500 million people living in river basins will benefit from improved water management by reducing their risk of exposure to flooding and drought and enhancing regional security by improving cooperation between governments
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2: Achieve universal primary education.
Increased enrollment and improved learning outcomes, including literacy and numeracy, for girls and the most marginalized in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million), including 50% girls, will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2021.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
Improved Micro Small and Medium Enterprise access to appropriate financial services translating into higher economic benefits for state, and poor and marginalised groups, in Pakistan
Support for up to three million of the most vulnerable people affected by natural disaster and conflict. This will cover both immediate relief and early recovery interventions for shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation, livelihood and protection needs, depending on the emergency. This programme will also support developments in the UN and local civil society which are required for humanitarian responses to be more locally owned and effective in future, as well as effective monitoring and evaluation, targeted active research and piloting.
To improve nutritional status for people in Pakistan, decreasing Undernutrition through nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitive interventions benefiting particularly poorest women, girls and under 5 children.
Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan
Equity investment supporting the privatisation of Pakistan’s largest commercial bank, and restarting CDC’s direct investing in the country.
Debt investment in the construction, operation and maintenance of a 102 MW hydropower plant, to bring down the cost of power and reduce reliance on thermal power.
The outcome of the programme is a democratic system in which government institutions are more capable, parliament is more accountable and the state as a whole is more responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people.
To deliver skill-based trainings to around 330,000 poor and vulnerable people in the Punjab district ( of which 40% are women) with an aim to provide a pool of skilled workers for the private sector firms, leading to enhanced incomes and employment prospects and encouraging private sector training providers to build up their training capacity.
This Fund has been set up to provide operationally relevant research support to country offices in South Asia. Studies will be commissioned on the basis of demand from DFID country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal and Pakistan and the context-specific evidence generated will inform the design of new programmes and improve implementation of ongoing programmes in these country offices. It is expected that the evidence generated by the programme will also be useful for other donors and the wider development community. Gender will be a key focus in the programme.
To support a Pakistani society and government institutions that support increased voice, choice and control for marginalised groups, protect them from exploitation and prevent discrimination and intolerance at all levels. The programme has a focus on child labour, gender-based violence, child and force marriages, and intolerance against minorities and other socially excluded groups.
Equity investment supporting growth of an online retailer to buy from local clothing suppliers and to create local logistics jobs.
To strengthen the rule of law so that all of Pakistan can benefit from a fair, equal and transparent justice system that will help ensure a better governed, more prosperous and stable Pakistan
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which strengthen English language teaching and learning, increase collaboration in higher education and research and encourage collaboration between citizens and the state.
The Sindh Education Non-State Actors programme (SENSA) will fund a full cycle of primary education for 53,614 (59% girls, 41% boys) of the poorest children in Sindh.This will make a dramatic difference to the lives of 53,614 of the most marginalised, poorest and disadvantaged children in Sindh. SENSA will help educate 2.1% of the total number of out-of-school girls in Sindh and provide hope and opportunity for their families and communities