Pakistan Annual Program Performance Report 2011
Summary of publication
This report summarises progress during 2011 towards the objectives of the Australian aid program to Pakistan. Australia's aid program in Pakistan is guided by the Australia–Pakistan Development Partnership, signed by the foreign ministers of both countries in October 2011.
The overall objective of Australia's aid program is to work with the Government of Pakistan towards maintaining a stable secure and democratic country through broad-based social and economic development and poverty reduction in line with the Millennium Development Goals.
Australia's primary goals in Pakistan are:
- saving lives–improving health and reducing malnutrition for women and children
- promoting opportunities for all–improving the quality of, and access to, education for boys and girls
- sustainable economic development–through increasing agricultural productivity and improving rural livelihoods.
Secondary goals are:
- effective governance–supporting democratic institutions and processes
- humanitarian and disaster response–responding effectively to humanitarian disasters and improving disaster risk reduction practices.
In 2011–12, Australia provided an estimated $95.3 million in total ODA to Pakistan. The report identifies a number of challenges to the Australian aid program in Pakistan resulting from the country's complex and insecure operating environment.
As well as detailing overall program context, objectives, strategy and expenditure, the report charts progress against objectives for:
- National Maternal Newborn and Child Health program
- Pakistan Australia Sub Speciality Eye Care project (PASEC)
- Pakistan District Eye Care Project (PADEC), Phase II
- Developing the Balochistan Education Sector Plan
- Australian Scholarships Program
- Livelihood Strengthening Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP) Phase II
- Communication for Effective Social Service Delivery (CESSD) Phase II
- Multi Donor Trust Fund for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Balochistan
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Capacity Development Plan
- Early Childhood Development Project in Balochistan
- Education Development and Improvement Program in Gilgit-Baltistan.