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Approximately 66 million Pakistanis live in poverty and 12 million children are out of school. One in 11 children die before their fifth birthday and 12,000 women die in childbirth every year. The population 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 which will not only help millions of poor Pakistanis, but will also improve stability and security in the region, and beyond.

Top priorities

  • creating jobs and supporting economic growth
  • increasing access to and quality of education
  • women and children’s health
  • strengthening democracy and governance
  • building peace and stability

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Pakistan
Pakistan page on GOV.UK website

Read more about Pakistan


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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


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