Fact Sheets

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.

This project, Via Dinarica: A Platform for Sustainable Tourism Development and Local Economic Growth, is a follow-up to our Via Dinarica pilot project, “Walking the Via Dinarica,” that was also co-led by USAID and UNDP, in 2013-2014. As a result of last year’s project, the Via Dinarica was awarded “Best New Trail” in 2014 by Outside Magazine. This activity will further develop the Via Dinarica into a regional tourism destination, which will increase BiH competitiveness in nature-based tourism and promote rural economic development. The activity will establish the Via Dinarica corridor in BiH as a community-owned and -operated tourism product that provides sustainable livelihoods for a range of local businesses along the trail.

Global economies are faced with the worsening impacts of climate change. Countries all over the world, including developing ones like the Philippines, are searching for a balanced solution that sustains robust economic growth while maintaining resource efficiency and economic resilience.

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Last updated: July 24, 2016