The Demographic Health Survey Project supports the implementation of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2017-18. This survey provides high-quality data and analysis to support evidence-based health policy making 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 2012-2013, 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 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 helps USAID meet its goal of improving the economic lives of Pakistani citizens by improving the performance of firms in the agricultural sector. The Dairy Project seeks to boost the incomes of small dairy farmers in Punjab by providing training on best practices in dairy production.
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 helps communities and individual farmers to increase the production, sales, and revenues for crops and livestock. Activities include introduction of new technologies and practices, improved management approaches, new varieties of crops and livestock, as well as better water management techniques.
The project seeks to provide flood control and round the year supply of irrigation water in the Tank and Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Through this project, USAID funds construction of an irrigation and drainage system downstream from the Gomal Zam Dam situated in South Waziristan.
The Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) provides full-tuition scholarships and stipends to talented yet economically disadvantaged Pakistani youth to earn a bachelor's or master's degree at 31 partner universities.
Last updated: January 24, 2017