Islamabad, June 12, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training concluded a week-long workshop to establish national standards for Urdu reading skills. The program was led by the Pakistan Reading Project, a program funded by USAID. Thomas LeBlanc, USAID Pakistan's Education Office Director, and Mr.
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.
USAID and Pakistan are working together to help Pakistan meet Pakistan’s growing energy demands and to alleviate the country's energy crisis.
The USAID Economic Stabilization Program (ESP) creates jobs and improves economic opportunities in Bajaur, Mohmand and South Waziristan Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). USAIDESP will develop farmers' and livestock holders' skills and resources to improve the quality and quantity of their produce.
Last updated: November 24, 2015