Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Transition and Recovery Programme (FTRP)

What is the Project About

 The FATA Recovery Programme

In 2015, the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy (SRRS) was developed by the FATA Secretariat to ensure that displaced people returning home could rebuild their lives and livelihoods in an enabling environment, characterized by rehabilitated infrastructure, access to services,  good governance and re-established law and order.

To capitalize on this, UNDP launched the FATA Transition and Recovery Programme in May 2015 to support the FATA Secretariat in implementing the SRRS with the overarching aim that all people displaced by conflict are able to return safely, voluntarily and sustainably to FATA.

The FATA Transition and Recovery Programme (FTRP) is based on an iterative and solution-driven approach to addressing the issues faced by displaced people. It aims to catalyse the political and technical agents and processes for FATA's mainstreaming, improved governance, service delivery and economic revitalization.

Under this programme, UNDP is working in collaboration with the government and local communities including marginalized groups such as women and youth. The broader objectives of stabilization, peacebuilding, improved citizen-state relationships and community voice for advocacy are pursued across all UNDP's FATA programme objectives.

In line with the SRRS strategy, UNDP seeks to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. Recovery and reforms: Help establish governance mechanisms to ensure durable returns and long-term stabilization of FATA.
  2.  Increased community engagement & citizen empowerment: Empower 72,000 returnees to participate actively in the rehabilitation process in order to improve their living conditions.
  3.  Access to basic services: Expand access to basic social services for returnees, meeting increased demand for 70,000 people.
  4.  Improved livelihoods: Improve the livelihoods of 8,000 returnees, including at least 3,000 women.
  5. Access to quality education & infrastructure: Improve access to quality basic education services for approximately 45,000 children through rehabilitation of schools (including WASH facilities) and increase community mobilization for peacebuilding.

Interventions have begun in Khyber, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Orakzai and Kurram agencies. The programme will eventually cover all of FATA.

What Have We Accomplished So Far


Governance & reforms:

  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Unit (RRU) established to support implementation of the FATA SRRS.
  • RRU agency cells established in North Waziristan, South Waziristan and Khyber Agencies.
  • Online rehabilitation and reconstruction dashboard / project tracking system developed.
  • Grievance redressal system reactivated.
  • Rule of Law Reforms Unit established to support on Levies, Governance and Prosecution reforms.
  • Communications support to Ministry of SAFRON towards mobilising public opinion on FATA proposed reforms package.
  • Strengthened capacity of civilian administration for implementation of reforms and improved justice and security mechanisms for a stable FATA.

Community engagement, basic services & livelihoods:

  • 650 (165 women and 485 men) community networks (CNs) comprising of 11,700 members formed.
  • 406 community organizations developed village/community development plans.
  • 266 community physical infrastructure schemes completed (217 men and 49 women).
  • 88 social cohesion events carried out (66 for men CNs and 22 women CNs).
  • 28,000 working days created through community physical infrastructure schemes for 21,840 men and 6,160 women.
  • 530 individuals (237 men and 293 women) imparted livelihoods training related to microenterprise development and skills development.
  • 510 returnees (227 men and 283 women) received livelihood grants amounting to Rs. 22,000 on average.
  • Two community platforms established, one in South Waziristan Agency and one in Khyber Agency.
  • 135,000 working days created through cash for work activities providing short term livelihoods to 3,052 individuals.
  • 3,500 individuals (2,443 men and 1,057 women) provided business management training.
  • 1,694 individuals (894 men and 800 women) provided technical and vocational training.
  • 4 market studies in FATA are in progress.
  • 25 youth placed in different business through job placement centre.
  • 1,616 individuals (997 men and 619 women) received enterprise development support.
  • 350 youth completed apprenticeships programme.
  • 51 schemes benefiting 248,289 individuals completed in South Waziristan and Khyber Agencies, which include:
    •  24 water supply schemes rehabilitated and powered through solar panels.
    • 15 irrigation channels rehabilitated, irrigating 706 acres of land.
    • 8 roads rehabilitated, spread over 44 kms.
    • 2 street pavements constructed over 5,792 feet under sanitation schemes
    • 1 sports stadium constructed.
    • 1 children park upgraded.

Education & Peacebuilding:

  • 232 schools have been prioritized for rehabilitation and provision of necessary equipment.
  • Rehabilitation of 44 schools have been completed in FATA & KP.
  • 229 male and female Taleemi Islahi Jirga (TIJs)/Parent Teacher Councils (PTCs) formed.
  • 107 TIJs/PTCs trained in school monitoring and community mobilising.
  • 57 Government officials trained in school planning, management and monitoring.
  • 42 schools provided with necessary equipment and furniture for children.
  • 40 youth trained in vocational skills training.
  • 21 community organizations formed.

Who Finances it?

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Government of Japan, the European Union (EU) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The estimated budget is USD 27 million in 2016.



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