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Entrenched poverty denies opportunities to millions of people, and undermines Pakistan’s long term stability and prosperity. Nearly one in ten of the world’s out-of-school children live in Pakistan. One in eleven children die before their fifth birthday, and 14,000 women die in childbirth every year. The population is growing by 3 million people every year and is set to rise by 50% in less than 40 years.

UK development spend in Pakistan is an investment in a more prosperous, more stable country that will not only help millions of poor Pakistanis, but will also improve stability and security in the region, and beyond.

Top priorities

  • effective delivery of quality education
  • women and children’s health
  • creating jobs and supporting economic growth
  • strengthening democracy and governance
  • building peace and stability in conflict-affected areas

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Pakistan

Pakistan page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Total Project Budget for 2014/2015 More information about the total project budget £291,315,675
  • % of DFID budget 3.74%
  • Active Projects 31
  • Population (source: UN): 173.15 million
  • % living below $1.25 per day (source: World Bank): 21.0%
  • Fertility rate (source: UN): 3.65
  • GDP growth rate (source: World Bank): 4.1%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
  • Education
  • Health
  • Disaster
  • Government
  • Social
  • Other
Project budget total by year More information about project funding