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Cross-Cutting Themes: Good Governance and Gender Equity

The U.S. Government, through USAID, seeks to strengthen good governance, citizen involvement, women’s empowerment, as well as the capacity of public and social sector organizations to deliver public services. Several programs ensure transparency and accountability of USAID programs in Pakistan.

A government that is transparent, responsive to citizens' needs, and supportive of women's development is critical to Pakistan's future. We integrate a concern for good governance and gender equality into our work in each of the five sectors in which we offer assistance (energy, economic growth, stabilization of FATA/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, education, and health).
 
Our main objectives are to encourage public-sector accountability and transparency; develop citizens’ ability to act as partners with government; and promote women's access to education, employment, health care, and other support. We work closely with government entities,  non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to ensure that our programs strengthen democratic processes while enabling civil society actors and women to help shape Pakistan’s future.
 
We monitor our success in promoting citizen involvement and women’s empowerment in all of our projects with a variety of well-developed key indicators. In addition, we have several projects specifically designed to foster democratic institutions and women's development.

Last updated: March 10, 2014

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