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Pakistan and China have established close political and economic cooperation which dates as far back as the 1950s. The People’s Republic of China has regularly extended cooperation to Pakistan in areas including trade, investment, engineering contracting and economic and technological cooperation.

Broad-based economic growth is essential for sustainable long-term development.  It creates opportunities for impoverished households to raise their living standards, provides Pakistan with resources to expand access to critical services, and most importantly enables citizens to chart their prosperous futures.

China is playing a leading role in South-South cooperation and has already become a significant partner for many developing countries. This includes sharing China's experience, expertise, technology, as well as resources to advance development in other developing countries.

The People’s Republic of China and UNDP are partnering to develop a strategic cooperation framework that aims to enhance collaboration between UNDP and the Chinese government for the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Supporting development and humanitarian assistance in Pakistan, China has contributed to providing funds in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.

Most recently, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China provided US$4 million to support early recovery and rehabilitation of affected populations in Pakistan. These funds were critical in providing 56,700 people (8,100 families) in Kurram, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Khyber, and Orakzai Agencies with construction kits to rebuild their homes, as well as essential household items.  In Balochistan province, the districts of Naseerabad, Jafferabad, and Sohbatpur, which were the worst affected by the 2010–2011 floods, 375 schools received new furniture and education kits.

H.E Yao Jing, Ambassador of China to Pakistan said, “This project renews our commitment to deliver strong support to the people of Pakistan. In future, China will continue to increase the Grant Assistance to Pakistan, enriching the categories and sectors, expanding the input into areas with pressing demands including FATA and Balochistan.”

The People’s Republic of China’s support in mobilizing and facilitating coordination among all stakeholders involved creates an environment which will promote poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and inclusive social development.

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 a wide range of stakeholders, both domestic 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 help developing countries to achieve their national development goals.

 

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