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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.

More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultur
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:15am

Islamabad, January 5, 2016 - More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultural support from the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The supplies will help the farmers during the rabi sowing season, allowing them to grow crops and earn an income as well as to feed their own families.

U.S. Embassy Pakistan’s USAID Deputy Mission Director Cathy Moore and senior officials from HEC, NUST, and UET Peshawar with U.S
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:45pm

Senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan held a send-off reception today at the National University of Sciences and Technology for approximately two dozen students and faculty who are departing for a semester abroad at Arizona State University.

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:45am

The United States Agency for International Development is distributing 23,800 computer tablets through its Pakistan Reading Project to public school teachers of grades 1 and 2 to support teacher training and improved reading instruction in classrooms across Pakistan.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:45am

Seventy six students from FATA received their Higher Secondary School Certificate today during a ceremony held in Islamabad.  Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Muhammad Sethi and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke distributed certificates to the studentswho completed their studies through the USAID FATA Scholarship Program. 

USAID/Pakistan
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:15am

USAID Deputy Mission Director Cathy Moore celebrated the launch of four new mobile libraries provided through the Pakistan Reading Project at a government secondary school in Islamabad today as part of International Literacy Day, a global effort to encourage reading and education.  The new buses will bring reading materials to more than 300 communities across Pakistan, reaching more than 2,500 students in 100 primary schools in Islamabad alone, and many more in rural parts of the nation which may not have traditional library resources.  

Power sector in Pakistan
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:15am

U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance Leon Waskin joined NEPRA Chairman  Brig. (Rtd.) Tariq Saddozai at the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday to commemorate the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Distribution Program.  The five-year, $218 million project is a part of the U.S. government’s commitment to support the Government of Pakistan to improve the energy sector.  The Program introduced several innovative technologies to Pakistan, such as smarter meters and anti-theft cables, which are helping power distribution companies reduce losses and increase revenues.

USAID Mission Director John Groarke, Federal Minister Sikander Hayat Bosan, and CIMMYT Director General Dr. Martin Kropff
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 5:00am

USAID Mission Director John Groarke commended new breakthroughs in Pakistan’s agricultural sector today at USAID’s Agricultural Technology Conference at the Serena Hotel.  Joined by the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Bosan, Groarke met with more than 200 Pakistani farmers, scientists, and agricultural leaders who highlighted new agricultural technologies made possible by USAID’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP).

New Mission Director of USAID Mr. John Groarke launched the U.S.–Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 8:45am

 The new Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Pakistan John Groarke launched the U.S.–Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) initiative at the Serena Hotel today. 

USAID/Pakistan
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:30am

Islamabad, July 8, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (US

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