Pakistan OTI
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Supporting stability and development programs in conflict-prone communities throughout the Federally Administered Tribal Areas: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Southern Punjab, and Karachi.


Program Description

In November 2007, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) launched a program in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that expanded in September 2009 into priority areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The overall goal of the OTI program is to support conditions for stability and development in conflict-prone and other priority areas of Pakistan by—

  • building confidence and trust between the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and communities through the development and construction of community-identified projects;
  • supporting good governance and encouraging broad-based community participation in decision making; and
  • increasing access to public information about GOP social, economic, and political activities and policies.

The OTI program is an initial step in support of the GOP's renewed efforts to better deliver services to communities. The GOP is focusing efforts to bring security and development to FATA in particular, demonstrating a renewed commitment toward the region by enhancing the role of the FATA Secretariat (FS) and attracting investment to the area through the FATA Development Authority. To begin bringing sustained and coordinated development to the region, the FS has produced the FATA Sustainable Development Plan (SDP). The GOP has pledged $1 billion to the SDP and is actively soliciting additional funds from donor governments, including the United States.

Last updated: December 04, 2014

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