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Investing in rural people in Pakistan
March 2018

Since IFAD began its operations in Pakistan in 1978, the focus has been on combating rural poverty by promoting integrated participatory rural development.

Altogether, IFAD has implemented 27 projects in Pakistan, for a total cost of US$2.5 billion, benefiting more than 2,400,400 households (about 16 million people).

Building on past experience and lessons learned, with the aim of expanding and scaling up successful models, IFAD’s country programme in Pakistan is evolving and aligned with the government’s development and policy agenda. National and other development resources will be leveraged in pursuit of province-wide and programmatic approaches under a strategy of:

  • Transitioning the ultra-poor through proven graduation models centred on women and youth
  • Promoting value chain-centred smallholder agriculture development in partnership with the private sector