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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.

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Crown Agents Limited (12) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (15) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (12) ¦ Adam Smith International (6) ¦ DAI Europe (10) ¦ IMC Worldwide (8) ¦ Ecorys (2) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (2) ¦ Coffey International Development (11) ¦ World Bank, The (22) ¦ Path (2) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (4) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (3) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (3) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (4) ¦ Concern Worldwide (2) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ AECOM (8) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (9) ¦ PwC (6) ¦ Asian Development Bank (7) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (6) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (4) ¦ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (3) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (4) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (4) ¦ Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) (2) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (2) ¦ British Council (2) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (4) ¦ BRAC (2) ¦ Marie Stopes International (2) ¦ Population Service International (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.

£280M

2020/2021