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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:45am

The U.S. government, in partnership with three investment funds,  is managing a pool of more than 15.6 billion Pakistani rupees to invest in Pakistan’s dynamic small and medium-sized businesses.

Under the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative (PPII), a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. is capitalizing on the expertise of these investment funds to make investment decisions that will, spur economic growth, and generate profits for investors.

The USAID Mission Director for Pakistan John Groarke announced today that all three private equity funds established under the PPII are making investments.

The PPII consists of the Abraaj Pakistan Fund, the Pakistan Catalyst Fund, and the Boltoro Growth Fund, three professionally managed investment funds that provide equity capital for Pakistan’s fast-growing small- and medium-sized businesses.  The USAID program has provided 2,496 million Pakistani rupees for each fund, for a total contribution of nearly 7.5 billion Pakistani rupees, and the three funds have each matched or exceeded the USAID contribution.

LGL Pakistan
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:45am

Islamabad, September 26, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale welcomed back from the United States Pakistan’s Let Girls Learn Ambassadors Summayka Qadir and Deepa Kumari who represented their country in New York City during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) week. The women participated in  the "Broadway Shines a Light on Girls’ Education" event on September 19,  part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, which encourages world leaders to provide education opportunities to an estimated 62 million girls globally who do not attend school.

USAID Pakistan
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am

USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the Ministry of Planning, Reforms and Development they shaped a policy research agenda for Pakistan to achieve economic growth and reduce poverty.

Mango Farmers
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:30am

U.S. Consul General Brian Heath visited a mango farm in Tando Hafiz Shah to inspect automated mango graders and processors provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol and Deputy Provincial Director Patrick Brady were also present.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:30am

American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale opened the screening event to showcase three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts today. Through the support of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund grant program, Walkabout Films created films that feature three UNESCO world heritage sites: Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort/Shalimar Gardens, and Rohtas Fort Jhelum in Punjab province.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 4:00am

U.S. and Pakistani officials gathered today to recognize 33 Pakistani graduate students and two faculty members who will soon travel to the United States to spend a semester at Arizona State University and Oregon State University. During their exchange program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these individuals will conduct research relating to Pakistan’s most pressing energy challenges.

U.S. Consul General Welcomes Home Pakistani Students from Semester in America
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00am

U.S. Consul General William Martin welcomed home 11 students and faculty members from the University of Engineering & Technology in Peshawar who recently completed a semester abroad at Arizona State University. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the exchange program, which offered participants an opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research relating to Pakistan’s energy challenges.  

 USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:00am

U.S. Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

United Nations World Food Programme
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:15am

U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director John Groarke announced today a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance to feed malnourished individuals in Pakistan.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:45am

American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated a new PKR 628 million maternity ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre that was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Last updated: February 13, 2017

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