DAI in Pakistan

Home to almost a quarter of a billion people at the crossroads of Central Asia, the Asian Subcontinent, and the Gulf, Pakistan is both a rapidly growing economy and a perennial geopolitical hotspot, given its borders with Afghanistan, China, India, and Iran. DAI brings to Pakistan its global perspective, resources, and expertise, and a locally-led team of world class professionals based in Islamabad.

PAKISTAN / NEWS AND PROJECTS

Projects


Pakistan—Land Registration in Merged Areas (LRMA) Activity

The Land Registration in Merged Areas Activity is establishing a land record and registration system in seven districts of northwestern Pakistan so that citizens, families, landowners, investors, banks, and government actors have access to accurate, understandable, and current records of their land rights.

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Pakistan—Technical Assistance for the Balochistan Community-led Rural Development and Community Empowerment (BRACE) Programme

The Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme in Balochistan, Pakistan, supports the federal government in reducing the negative impact of poverty and social inequality.

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Pakistan—Fleming Fund

DAI’s Fleming Fund program in Pakistan is a collaboration with the Pakistani government to strengthen systems using a “One Health” approach—a multisectoral approach to complex health problems that reaches across human health, animal health, and environment sectors.

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Pakistan—Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)

PREIA works to increase Pakistan’s access to regional and international markets and is a key economic growth project that stands to benefit numerous Pakistani businesses.

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Pakistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa District Governance and Community Development Programme (KP-CDLD)

The Community Driven Local Development Programme worked to restore community trust in the local government and build government responsiveness in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

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Pakistan—Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan (CDIP)

The Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan programme increased the capacity, accountability, and responsiveness of Pakistan’s political institutions—particularly focused on engaging women, youth, people with disabilities, and ethnic and religious minorities.

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Pakistan—Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP)

The Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP) programme managed a public advocacy campaign in Pakistan to ensure that parents and civil society groups support quality education.

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Pakistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Program (KPG)

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Program assisted the provincial government and civil society organizations to improve local government service and better serve citizens.

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Pakistan—AAWAZ Voice and Accountability Programme

AAWAZ operated in 4,500 villages and settlements in 45 Districts across Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, reaching more than 10 million citizens, of which 8 million benefited directly from improved services, reduced violence, and increased political participation.

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Pakistan—Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE)

The Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE) programme made short-term, high-impact grants to improve rights awareness, citizen engagement, access to justice, and provision of security services to ensure that Pakistani citizen rights and democratic processes are strengthened at provincial and local levels.

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Pakistan—Education Voice and Accountability Fund (Ilm Ideas)

Ilm Ideas in Pakistan contributed to increased enrollment rates and retention, improved learning outcomes, enhanced parent and student satisfaction, and better education governance.

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Pakistan—Legislative Strengthening Program (PLSP)

Through PLSP, DAI worked with national and provincial legislatures to strengthen parliamentary institutions and processes. The program’s focus was on improving the capacity of the legislatures in their representation, law making, oversight/accountability, and infrastructure/management activities.

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Pakistan—Federally Administered Tribal Areas Capacity Building Program (FATA CBP)

FATA CBP supported efforts to build civilian-military cooperation in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

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News


DAI to Establish Land Registration System in Northwestern Pakistan

DAI is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to establish a land record and registration system in seven districts of the Merged Areas of northwestern Pakistan.

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President of Pakistan Calls for Massive Effort to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Even as the world mobilizes to confront the immediate challenge of COVID-19, the imminent and long-term threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remains a pressing concern. President Dr. Arif Alvi of Pakistan affirmed his country’s commitment to tackling AMR at a recent meeting with representatives of the Fleming Fund Grant.

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DAI Hosts Literacy Day Panels and Book Launch in Pakistan

On September 12, DAI will host a panel event to commemorate International Literacy Day in Islamabad, Pakistan. Later the same day, DAI’s Vice President for Technical Services Brigit Helms will discuss her recent book—“Access for All: Building Inclusive Economic Systems.”

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Pakistan’s President Presents Award for Literary Achievement to DAI’s Harris Khalique

DAI is pleased to announce that the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has conferred upon Harris Khalique the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, one of Pakistan’s most prestigious state-organized honors. Khalique was recognized for distinguished contribution to the field of literature and poetry.

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Programme Launches Interactive Database of Education Innovations from Across Pakistan

The U.K. Department of International Development (DFID)-funded Ilm Ideas—Pakistan Education Fund recently launched an interactive database of innovations designed to increase access for Pakistani children to quality education. Developed and implemented by Pakistani organizations and entrepreneurs, the edinnovators.com virtual platform connects these innovators with Pakistan’s wider education ecosystem.

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Education Campaign Programme Wins DAI Innovation of the Year

DAI is delighted to announce that the Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP) programme has won Innovation of the Year with its Alif Ailaan Data Platform.

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DAI’s Saad Hamid to Present “60-Second Education” at Telenor Youth Summit

Ilm Ideas Communications Specialist Saad Hamid was one of 26 social entrepreneurs selected globally to present at the inaugural Telenor Youth Summit on December 9–11 in Oslo, Norway.

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Girls Going to School Against the Odds in Pakistan

The transition from primary school to middle school is a difficult one for children all across the world. It is especially difficult if you happen to be born in rural Sindh province in Pakistan.

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Education Innovation Alliance Seeks Out New Solutions to Pakistan’s Education Emergency

With millions of children out of school and those in school failing to read and write at grade level, Pakistan will not only fall short of its Millennium Development Goals—it is gripped by an education emergency that will cripple the country’s economy, stymie its growth, and threaten its stability.

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Second Round of Innovation, Research, and Advocacy Grants for Education in Pakistan Launches

The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), also known as UKaid, has launched a second round of grants under the [Ilm Ideas Program][1].

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