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Supporting stability and resilience

Supporting stability and resilience

Overview

Pakistan's stability is critical to both economic growth and human development, and regional security. Instability undermines economic growth, discourages private sector investment and results in high unemployment rates, particularly among youth. Pakistan's Vision 2025 policy links peace, security, and stability approaches with development interventions, and Australia will work to support stability through its aid investments. Australia will prioritise its support to Pakistan's insecure border areas - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan. These areas are amongst the most insecure and disadvantaged in Pakistan. Australia also continues to support Pakistan's most vulnerable through humanitarian assistance.

Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Balochistan

$56.3 million, 2010-2020

The World-Bank administered Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan (MDTF-BA) was formed in August 2010 at the request of the Government of Pakistan and development partner countries to respond to crisis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan. It supports recovery from the impact of the crisis through reconstruction and development restoring infrastructure, improving local and provincial services and institutions, and livelihoods, while addressing governance and other challenges that contributed to the crisis. Australia provided AUD31.3 million to Round I, AUD10 million to a bridging phase, and a further AUD15 million to Round II (2016-2020).

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type
Pakistan MDTF Progress Report June 2014 2014 Program progress report
Pakistan MDTF Progress Report December 2014 2014 Program progress report
Pakistan MDTF Progress Report December 2015 2015 Program progress report
Pakistan MDTF Progress Report December 2016 2016 Program progress report

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Transition towards Resilient and Food Secure Pakistan and Protracted Refugee Relief Operations (Humanitarian) Program

$17 million, 2016-2020

Australia supports the World Food Program (WFP) to provide humanitarian and recovery assistance to the most vulnerable populations across Pakistan. Over 20 per cent of Pakistan's population is undernourished, and 15 per cent of children under five suffer from acute malnutrition. Pakistan is also host to 1.4 million Afghan refugees.

WFP works in collaboration with donors, other UN agencies, NGOs and the Government of Pakistan to respond to drought, displacement, and widespread malnutrition. WFP provides emergency food relief, livelihood support, school feeding, and community administered malnutrition programs, and supports disaster preparedness.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type
Pakistan Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation 200250 2012 Design document
Operational Evaluation: Pakistan Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation 200250 "Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security and Rebuilding Social Cohesion" 2014 Evaluation
Pakistan Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation 2016 Design document

Pakistan National Disaster Risk Management Fund

$4.5 million, 2016-2019

The Pakistan National Disaster Risk Management Fund contributes to a resilient Pakistan by providing resources to reduce disaster risks and manage residual impacts of natural hazards and climate variability. The fund has a particular focus on disaster risk reduction and preparedness; the piloting and upscaling on disaster risk financing instruments; and priority relief and recovery support.

Humanitarian Assistance to support Undocumented Afghan Returns in Pakistan

$4 million, 2017-2019

This program provides support to displaced undocumented Afghans sheltering in Pakistan. It includes provision of information to the Government of Pakistan, humanitarian stakeholders and returning communities; supporting the dignified voluntary return of undocumented Afghans and strengthening social cohesion and integration in hosting areas.


* The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is committed to high standards of transparency and accountability in the management of the Australian aid program through publishing information on our website, including policies, plans, results, evaluations and research. Our practice is to publish documents after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.

Last Updated: 16 October 2019
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