The Government of Germany
The priority areas of Pakistan-German development cooperation include good governance, energy, health and education including basic education as well as technical and vocational training. The regional focus of Germany’s cooperation has traditionally been the north-western part of Pakistan. Germany is active in KP province and is one of only a few of Pakistan’s partners to be implementing measures in FATA. (Source: http://www.pakistan.diplo.de/Vertretung/pakistan/en/Startseite.html)
Our bilateral development partners including Germany have made strong endorsements to help Pakistan on human development. Development cooperation between Pakistan and Germany goes back to 1961, with the funding volume to date comprising around 2.5 billion euros. (Source: Website of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Islamabad and Consulate General in Karachi)
Germany and UNDP have recently collaborated to support the rehabilitation and return of displaced persons from the North Waziristan Agency of FATA. The partnership between Germany and UNDP aims to help the provincial and district authorities to manage the emergency situation and prepare for the return and rehabilitation process. The measures will directly benefit the affected people by working with both the displaced persons and the host communities to improve social cohesion, access to basic services and increase livelihood opportunities. The acquired skills will make the displaced persons more self-reliant during the displacement period and give them the means to participate actively in the return and rehabilitation phase.
The partnership agreement of 1 million euros between Germany and UNDP addresses the immediate needs of the displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency while at the same time preparing them for a sustainable return to their home. The work will effectively support the capacities of the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the FATA Secretariat, while promoting social cohesion and expanding livelihoos opportunities and delivery of basic services in these areas, particularly for women.
The work of UNDP Pakistan is made possible by the personal, financial, and professional commitments of its international and national partners. We actively engage in an array of development partnerships with all stakeholders, both national and international, working together in all phases of the development cycle, from programme design, implementation, review and revision, to lessons learned and best practices. Our partners play a crucial role in promoting and financing strategies that will enhance the capacity of developing countries to attain the millennium development goals.
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