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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 recovery of internally displaced persons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). 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 FATA and KP.
  • Rehabilitated a damaged power supply system and upgraded power grids in 88 villages in South Waziristan Agency (FATA).
  • Rebuilt and/or renovated over 2,000 public facilities, such as health units and utility systems, to enable local institutions to resume and improve the provision of essential services.
  • Reached more than 75,000 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 FATA Secretariat and the KP Government to improve the delivery of essential services to communities across FATA and KP.


USAID has helped more than 75,000 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 1,229 kilometers of roads across Pakistan, as well as 35 bridges and two tunnels in the FATA and 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 the FATA 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 FATA to rehabilitate critical community infrastructure and improve their disaster preparedness. In 2017, USAID assisted 19,000 extremely food insecure households in FATA 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 FATA, including the Women’s College in Orakzai, and reached over 26,000 students in FATA through USAID-supported reading programs.

Last updated: August 27, 2018

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