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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:15am

In honor of World Book Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke visited a school in Islamabad and read books with students.

Reading is a critical foundational skill, upon which all future learning – and earning – is built.  According to the 2015 Pakistan Education Statistics, 60 percent of students age 10 and older are literate.  Learning to read takes practice – both in school and out of school.  Communities across Pakistan often lack access to reading materials. Through the Pakistan Reading Project, USAID aims to improve the reading skills of 1.3 million children across Pakistan through working with teachers and involving communities to bolster a culture of reading and bring books and other reading materials directly to children.

Citizens’ Voice Project Strengthens Civic Engagement
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:15pm

CEO of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability Shahid Fiaz and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke joined civil society representatives in recognizing the achievements of the Citizens’ Voice Project. This five-year, $45 million project is funded by the United States government and has been working since 2011 to bridge the gap between the citizens and government of Pakistan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, recently contributed $20 million to support the provision of food to approximately 1.2 million temporary displaced persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 75,000 earthquake-affected individuals, and 153,500 malnourished women and children in Pakistan.

USAID Energy Internship program
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony today marking the successful completion of a six-month Energy Sector Internship Program that provided recent energy-degree graduates with on-the-job experience and skills training.

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.

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Last updated: February 13, 2017

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