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.

FCDO Profile

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Top projects in Pakistan

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

818K

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Children supported to gain a decent education.

2.19M

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

903K

2015 - 2020 Source Information
People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

1.62M

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

1.11M

2015 - 2020 Source Information
People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2.25M

2015 - 2020 Source Information

Sectors and budgets in Pakistan

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Sectors

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

Budget

Programme budget total by year approved at the Programme level to date.

Current finacial year - 2023/2024 £47.2M

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