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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.

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

2015 - 2020, Source


Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

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



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Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 1
Earlham Institute 1
World Bank, The 2
Coffey International Development 3
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 11
Asian Development Bank 5
PwC 4
DAI Europe 5
SG Hambros 2
Asian Development Bank 5
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 6
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) 2
International Rescue Committee (UK) 4
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 4
Crown Agents Limited 2
Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd 4
Norwegian Refugee Council 2
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 5
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 2
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 3
World Food Programme (WFP) 5
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 6
World Health Organization (WHO) 3
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 4
British Council 4
Social Development Direct Limited 2
Oxford Policy Management 10
Adam Smith International 6
IMC Worldwide 2
International Trade Centre 2
Population Service International 2
Marie Stopes International 2
University College London 1
Mott MacDonald Limited 2
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2
University of Central Lancashire 1
University of York 1

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