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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Pakistan strengthen its institutional capacity and policy making by fostering evidence-based decision-making on public policy issues.

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.

“The objective of this project was to help government leaders design and implement evidence-based policy reforms and to encourage public investments in agriculture,” Mission Director USAID John Groarke explained.  “Some of the successes of the program include developing a new agricultural seed law, charting pathways to reform fertilizer subsidies, reforming the national water policy, and refining poverty measurements,” he added.

USAID/Pakistan
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:30am

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson, along with Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, officially launched the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS) - a $127 million investment from the United States to build partnerships in higher education and research. 

Energy in Pakistan
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:00am

U.S. Consul General Lahore, Zachary Harkenrider and the CEO of the Gujranwala Electric Power Company Zahoor Ahmed Chohan inaugurated a new state-of-the-art Power Distribution Center today. The center has been established with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to automate the monitoring and management of power flow throughout the network. This upgrade has dramatically reduced the incidents of unscheduled load shedding throughout Pakistan. 

 

USAID/Pakistan
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped more than two hundred Pakistanis farmers bring off-season vegetables to the second annual Vegetable Fair in Islamabad today.

Mastung farmers spread a blanket to collect mulberries from the tree
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:00am

Islamabad, April 2, 2015 – Over the past two years, the Balochistan Agricultural Project sponsored by the U.S. government has helped a group of 12 farmers dramatically increase their income to over $670,000 from the sale of dried mulberries.  In 2013, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the program to work directly with farmers from the Mastung district in Balochistan to research and expand the market for mulberries across Pakistan.

USAID Pakistan
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00am

Islamabad, March 11, 2015 - As part of the third U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference, the United States government la

Agriculture and Economic Growth
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:45am

Director for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan Gregory Gottlieb served as the keynote speaker to open the Pakistan Agriculture Conference and Exposition 2015 in Islamabad.  The two-day exposition will showcase the latest technological advances in the agriculture industry and provide government agencies and the private sector a forum to discuss agriculture engagement strategies.  The United States contributed a five stall pavilion to exhibit the agriculture development efforts supported by USAID in Pakistan.

Education
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00am

Four Pakistani scholars who recently returned from completing their doctoral studies in the United States highlighted their research and experiences during panel discussion on education at the Serena Hotel.  In addition to the discussion, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb and Pakistan Higher Education Commission Member Dr. G.

Food Assistance
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00am

In an effort to combat malnutrition, the United States contributed an additional $34 million to the World Food Program (WFP), which will provide food rations for the next four months to 3.2 million Pakistanis, including 1.63 million Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Resilience Conference
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 4:45am

ederal Minister for Planning, Development, Professor Ahsan Iqbal, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID Mission) Director Gregory Gottlieb participated in the “Resilience for Agricultural Growth, Food Security, Nutrition and Rural Development in Pakistan.”

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