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Areas of Intervention

The new program cooperation consists of two major components:

The first component aims to provide support to peace building, livelihoods and education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan.

The support is provided through Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), which is administered by the World Bank and implemented by the provincial authorities. The MDTF program focuses on reconstruction and economic development in the areas bordering Afghanistan and will strengthen the writ of the state.

In addition, in this component further support is provided to the common country programme of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for improvement of educational services in the border areas. This programme aims to enhance the educational services by improving child health & nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene in schools. 

The second component focuses on enhanced democratization, human rights and gender equality in Pakistan.

The support is provided to civil society organizations including democracy & governance project with PILDAT; promotion of human rights education and research with Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP); Pakistan peace initiative with Search for Common Ground (SFCG);  Dar-ul-Amans in Punjab with MdM; gender empowerment & institutional development program of OXFAM Novib; media support programme with International Media Support (IMS); and culture programme with Center for Culture and Development (CKU).