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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.

DFID Profile

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ Asian Development Bank (1) ¦ Aurat Foundation (1) ¦ Cardno Emerging Markets (2) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Democracy Reporting International (1) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ DKT International (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (3) ¦ Ernst & Young Pakistan (5) ¦ Family Educational Services Foundation (1) ¦ Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2) ¦ Government of Punjab (1) ¦ Group Development Pakistan (1) ¦ Health And Nutrition Development Society - (HANDS) (1) ¦ HM Revenue and Customs (1) ¦ Idara e Taleem o Aagahi (1) ¦ INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (1) ¦ Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (8) ¦ International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (1) ¦ Karandaaz Pakistan (1) ¦ KPMG Pakistan (1) ¦ Lahore University of Management Sciences (2) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Pakistan Microfinance Network (2) ¦ Punjab Skills Development Fund (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ SG Hambros (1) ¦ State Bank of Pakistan (2) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ Sustainable Development Policy Institute (1) ¦ The Citizens Foundation (3) ¦ The Energy and Resources Institute (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (1) ¦ United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (1) ¦ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1) ¦ University Of Durham (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ Population Service International (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (3) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (8) ¦ World Bank, The (4) ¦ Asian Development Bank (1) ¦ BRAC (1) ¦ Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (2) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ Ecorys (1) ¦ AECOM (4) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (2) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (5) ¦ PwC (2) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Aktis Strategy Ltd (1) ¦ Marie Stopes International (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (3) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ DAI Europe (5) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (4) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (5) ¦ Coffey International Development (5) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Department for International Development (47) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (2) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) (2) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ IPE Global Private Limited (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (3) ¦ Glow Consultants (2) ¦ HM Revenue and Customs (1) ¦ Lahore University of Management Sciences (2) ¦ SG Hambros (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sustainable Development Policy Institute (1) ¦ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1) ¦ Path (1) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (5) ¦ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (1) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (2) ¦

270K

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

1.35M

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

330K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

3.51M

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

1.06M

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

350K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

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

Budget

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

£390M

2019/2020