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USAID works with the Government of Pakistan and development partners in Increasing Community Engagement, Addressing Gender-based Violence, Connecting Communities to Markets, and Supporting the Voluntary Return of Displaced Families.

People thrive in stable, democratic societies. In Pakistan, USAID has supported the return and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons to the Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. USAID continues to help rebuild communities ravaged by conflict and natural disasters, support civil society organizations that seek to actively participate in the democratic process, and assists the Government of Pakistan to deliver reliable municipal services to its citizens. 


USAID established CISCO Networking Academies at 40 public and private sector institutions across KP to equip young people with in-demand skills. So far 536 students have been trained.


  • Supported the livelihoods of farming families by restoring irrigation across thousands of acres of arable land in KP. 
  • Rehabilitated a damaged power supply system and upgraded power grids in 88 villages in South Waziristan Agency. 
  • Rebuilt and/or renovated over 2,200, public facilities, such as health units and utility systems, to enable local institutions to resume and improve the provision of essential services. 
  • Provided support to more than 75,600 male and female victims of gender-based violence to help them rebuild their lives.


USAID has helped develop management systems, provided equipment, and trained staff of the KP Government to improve the delivery of essential services to communities across KP.


USAID has helped more than 75,600 male and female victims of gender-based violence rebuild their lives by providing shelter, as well as legal, health, and economic support.


USAID has built or repaired 1,242 kilometers of roads across Pakistan, as well as 35 bridges and two tunnels in KP, providing vital access to markets and jobs. These infrastructure improvements have reduced travel times and transport costs and opened up cross-border trade with and through Afghanistan.


USAID is helping to restore and expand agricultural livelihoods for the populations that are returning to their homes in KP after years of displacement. These livelihood programs will directly benefit more than 300,000 individuals in North and South Waziristan and Khyber Agencies.

Through participatory approaches, USAID is assisting food insecure families who have recently returned to the Tribal Districts of KP to rehabilitate critical community infrastructure and improve their disaster preparedness. In 2017, USAID assisted 19,000 extremely food insecure households in the Tribal Districts of KP through cash for work schemes, which included rehabilitating irrigation channels, building water harvesting structures, and providing training on vegetable production, kitchen gardening, and agroforestry.

USAID plans to provide up to 50,000 farming families with agricultural assistance, restore communities through food/cash-for-work opportunities, and rebuild damaged schools that will potentially benefit up to 50,000 children, including up to 15,000 girls. USAID has already rehabilitated 220 schools in the Tribal Districts of KP, including the Women’s College in Orakzai, and reached over 26,000 students through USAID-supported reading programs. 

Last updated: November 16, 2018

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