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April 15, 2015
The USAID Economic Stabilization Program (ESP) creates jobs and improves economic opportunities in Bajaur, Mohmand and South Waziristan Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). USAID­ESP will develop farmers' and livestock holders' skills and resources to improve the quality and quantity of their produce. The project will also provide support to establish or expand small businesses, improve logistics, rehabilitate market infrastructure, and develop trade associations.
 
OBJECTIVES
 
To increase income generation opportunities in the focused FATA agencies through 1) increasing productivity of farmers and livestock holders, and 2) expanding small businesses.
 
MAIN ACTIVITIES
  • Land reclamation, and development of underutilized lands, in coordination with the Government of Pakistan, to increase cultivated crop areas;
  • Construction/rehabilitation of irrigation channels, and development of their surrounding area;
Education
November 19, 2014

The Assistant to the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Donald “Larry” Sampler and the President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband officially inaugurated the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project’s mobile bus library program at a government secondary school in Islamabad. The Mobile Bus Library Program will bring age-appropriate reading materials to communities which do not have established libraries in order to help reintroduce and re-establish a national culture of reading in Pakistan.    

Energy
November 17, 2014

nited States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director to Pakistan, Greg Gottlieb, presented the power distribution companies PESCO and IESCO with tools and maintenance vehicles at a ceremony at Rawal Grid Station in Islamabad.

United States Provides Additional $9.3 million to Assist IDPs
July 22, 2014

The United States Embassy announces an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The U.S. government will provide $7 million dollars to UNICEF/Pakistan to improve health, hygiene, water, and sanitation services for IDPs with the remaining funds used to ensure the health of livestock. 

United States Contributes an Additional $8 Million to Support Pakistanis Displaced by Conflict
June 26, 2014
The United States contributed an additional $8 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the food and nutritional needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  The contribution, provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of the ongoing efforts of the U.S. government and the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) under the Twinning Program.  
 
USAID’s Women in Trade Job Fair
June 24, 2014
The USAID-sponsored Women in Trade (WIT) job fair held in Karachi ended on a high note Tuesday with more than 150 candidates from varied academic fields, over 10 universities and academic institutions, and more than 20 renowned trade organizations in attendance. USAID Provincial Director Mr. Leon S. Waskin was the Chief Guest at the full-day Job Fair, held at the city’s Avari Towers. 
 

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