We work in Pakistan to reduce poverty and help build a prosperous and stable country.

In Pakistan:

  • more than 60 million people in Pakistan live in extreme poverty
  • 12 million children are out of school
  • 1 in 11 children die before their fifth birthday
  • 12,000 women die in childbirth every year

Entrenched poverty is denying opportunities to millions of people and undermining Pakistan’s long-term stability and prosperity.

Beating poverty and building a prosperous democratic Pakistan will help not only millions of poor Pakistanis, but it will also improve stability in Pakistan, the region and beyond.

That’s why Pakistan is one of the UK government’s top priorities.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Pakistan, see the DFID Pakistan operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Pakistan

British High Commission
Diplomatic Enclave
Ramana 5
PO Box 1122


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