Islamabad, June 12, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training concluded a week-long workshop to establish national standards for Urdu reading skills. The program was led by the Pakistan Reading Project, a program funded by USAID. Thomas LeBlanc, USAID Pakistan's Education Office Director, and Mr.
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson, along with Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, officially launched the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS) - a $127 million investment from the United States to build partnerships in higher education and research.
USAID is committed to saving the lives of women and children, strengthening families and communities, helping to develop a healthy workforce, and increasing prosperity. USAID focuses on improving capacity to provide basic services to the people of Pakistan by expanding community-based services and establishing innovative public-private partnerships to reduce maternal and infant mortality, and increasing access to and use of quality family planning services. USAID programs center around high-impact health interventions which align with President Obama's Global Health Initiative, the Government of Pakistan's Vision 2025, and provincial health strategies to improve the health and well-being of women and children.
USAID is working to support Pakistan to extend the writ of government, improve governance, deliver essential services, and expand economic opportunity in unstable areas.
Last updated: July 08, 2015