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USAID, through its KP Reconstruction Program, supports the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's efforts to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed during the 2009 military operations against militants, and the 2010 flooding. The program is rebuilding facilities for education, health, water, sanitation, and irrigation. It also is working with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve the capacity of government departments to deliver essential services.

The FATA Institutional Strengthening Project strengthens the ability of the Secretariat and the Development Authority of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to plan, manage, and oversee stabilization and development activities and to govern more effectively and responsively to citizens' priority concerns. By helping with systems development, training, and critical information technology support, the project supports efforts by these institutions to develop and manage programs at the agency and community level, monitor their implementation, and engage in more effective communication.

The FATA Infrastructure Project (FIP) constructs roads to connect remote communities to markets and facilitate access to essential services; restores electricity infrastructure; and improves access to water for drinking and farming. This program is also supporting the construction of the Kalat­Quetta-­Chaman road in Balochistan, an important cross-­border trade route between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Political Parties Development Project strengthens democracy by helping political parties create policies that are inclusive, research-driven, and responsive to citizens' concerns.  Such changes will lead to greater confidence in the role of government and the democratic process.  The program especially encourages women and young adults under the age of 35 to engage in the political process.
 
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The Gender Equity Program works to close the gender gap in Pakistan by actively supporting women's economic, political, and social development.  The program helps women access information, resources, public services and institutions so they become full and active members of society. The program also works to change societal attitudes toward women. 

The Citizens' Voice Project awards grants to Pakistani civil society organizations to promote the democratic participation of citizens in public debates, decision­-making processes, and oversight of government functions. 
The Anti­Fraud Hotline Project funds a multi­lingual hotline that allows individuals to report allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in USAID projects. The hotline enables communication in English, Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi, and Baloch via phone, conventional mail, a web­based interface, and email. Complaints received via the hotline are transferred to USAID's Office of the Inspector General for review and investigation. The Office of the Inspector General is solely responsible for investigating all complaints and taking appropriate measures to address them.
 

The USAID Sindh Basic Education Program supports the Government of Sindh's goal to increase and sustain student enrollment in primary, middle, and secondary schools in seven target districts of northern Sindh and five selected towns / areas of Karachi. 

The project funded the repair and maintenance of units 1­4 at the Jamshoro Thermal Power Station located near the city of Hyderabad in Sindh. The project aimed to regain the power generation capacity that had been lost over the years due to the aging of the equipment and deferred maintenance at the station.

Through this project, USAID is supporting Government of Pakistan for the repair and rehabilitation of Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station (MTPS) located in Punjab Province. 500 MW of generation capacity has been restored through rehabilitation efforts, exceeding the original target of 475 MW.

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Last updated: September 29, 2016