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The U.S. Government believes people thrive in stable, democratic societies.  In Pakistan, USAID has supported the return and recovery of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Malakand and South Waziristan regions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  USAID continues to help rebuild communities ravaged by conflict and natural disasters, support civil society organizations that want to actively participate in the democratic process, and assist the Government of Pakistan to deliver reliable municipal services to its citizens.


Over the last five years USAID has:
  • Supported the livelihoods of farming families by restoring irrigation for 415,000 acres of arable land across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province;
  • Upgraded power grids and transmission and rehabilitated a damaged power supply system in 68 villages of South Waziristan Agency (FATA); and
  • Rebuilt 400 schools, health units, and other public facilities to resume and improve the provision of essential services.

Increasing Engagement

USAID-supported organizations have educated 38,900 people from marginalized groups about their rights, and have helped them engage with political parties to advocate for better representation.  USAID also has provided 376 grants to civil society organizations that engage in community advocacy and government oversight to increase transparency.  In addition, USAID has helped develop management systems, provided equipment, and trained staff of the FATA Secretariat and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve delivery of essential services.


Addressing Gender-Based Violence 

Through its Gender Equity Program, USAID has provided shelter, and legal, health, and economic support to more than 37,000 victims of gender-based violence to help them rebuild their lives.


Connecting to Markets

USAID has built or repaired more than 1,000 kilometers of roads, 27 bridges, and two tunnels in the FATA and KP, providing vital access to markets and jobs.  These infrastructure improvements have reduced travel times and transport costs.


Supporting the Voluntary Return of Displaced Families

USAID is supporting the return of displaced people and will provide an estimated 50,000 farming families with agricultural assistance, rebuild communities through food/cash-for-work opportunities, and rebuild damaged schools that will benefit an estimated 50,000 children, including 15,000 girls.

Last updated: January 06, 2016

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