PPAF unveils Rs 238m uplift plan for FATA


Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has unveiled a comprehensive integrated development programme at a cost of more than Rs238 million for benefit of over 40,000 poor and marginalised communities in impoverished districts of Rajanpur, Layyiah, Dera Isamel Khan and Khyber Agency (FATA). This financing would be used for small-scale infrastructure, water, energy, livelihood enhancement, protection and human and institutional development.
As many as 109 small scale community physical infrastructure projects including 26 irrigation projects, 12 drinking water supply projects, 25 sanitation projects, 21 link road projects and 25 culvert schemes would be completed under this financing. 54 integrated infrastructure (water & energy) projects, 16 integrated water efficient infrastructure projects and 38 renewable energy projects are also included.
Assets would be transferred to the poor and ultra poor community organisations to sustain their livelihood under livelihood enhancement and protection component. Besides linkages development and formation of common interest groups (CIGs), livelihood improvement trainings would also be imparted to the marginalised communities.
PPAF partner organisation namely South Asia Partnership-Pakistan (SAP-PK) will execute these projects to provide basic infrastructure and social sector services in the abovementioned districts. PPAF is the leading apex institution for community-driven development in the country and the largest source of pro-poor spending outside Public Sector Development Programme and federal budget. Set up as a fully autonomous private sector institution, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from government of Pakistan, World Bank, IFAD, USAid, USDA, KfW and US Corporate Sector. Outreach of PPAF now extends throughout Pakistan and its micro credit, water and infrastructure, drought mitigation, education, health and emergency response interventions have been widely recognised. As the largest institution of its kind in the world, PPAF has received high performance ratings from donors.