The Demographic Health Survey Project supports the implementation of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 201213. This survey provides highquality data and analysis to support evidencebased health policymaking and programming in Pakistan. The survey is similar to ones funded by the U.S. Government in 85 countries over the last 27 years. A previous Pakistan DHS supported by USAID was released in 20062007, and it focused on providing data about the status of key maternal and child health and family planning indicators in the country.
In order to complement investments in building management and technical capacity to deliver quality health services, USAID also supports targeted infrastructure improvement. USAID's support includes minor renovations, facility expansions, and new construction designed to be very energy efficient and to incorporate green-building technology. The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) Project supports the construction of a new 150 bed hospital in Jacobabad, a city in one of the poorest areas of Pakistan in northern Sindh province.
USAID's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program is improving women's and children's health by increasing access, availability, and utilization of key health services, as well as strengthening the health system.
The Teacher Education Project (TEP) is a nationwide program to standardize and improve the quality of preservice and continuing teacher education and training. The project works in close partnership with the federal and provincial governments, the Higher Education Commission, provincial Departments of Education, 23 universities, and 79
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Support Program is helping Pakistani society recover from humanitarian and economic crises by strengthening the country's university system. The program is not only providing budgetary support to universities in conflictaffected areas but is also making available stateoftheart laboratory equipment to improve the quality of research and instruction in areas critical to Pakistan's economic and social development.
The project constructs onfarm irrigation system on 15,500 acres of land downstream from the Satpara Dam in Gilgit Baltistan to provide better supply of irrigation water and therefore increase the availability of fodder and productivity of the region's highvalue fruit and vegetable crops.
The Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is increasing cooperation in science, technology, engineering, and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes in both the countries.
The Dairy Project seeks to boost the incomes of small dairy in Punjab by offering training in best practices in dairy farming. Trainees are introduced to techniques and resources that help improve milk yields and livestock management and also receive basic equipment . The project promotes linkages between small dairy farmers and suppliers, service providers (including financial service providers), and higher end markets.
The program promotes evidencebased discussions and decision making related to economic policies. To increase the availability of scientific evidence for policy decisions, the program sponsors research studies in four key areas: agricultural production; water management and irrigation; macroeconomics, markets, and trade; and poverty dynamics and social safety nets.
The project seeks to improve Pakistan's international and regional trade environment by supporting the development of more tradefriendly regulations, policies, and systems. The project encourages improvements in customs and trade facilitation and works to eliminate antiexport bias in trade policy.
Last updated: April 24, 2014