Pakistan

In Pakistan we work to resolve the barriers to long term stability and economic progress of the country.

We believe that a responsible and inclusive civil society and media can engage communities and governance structures to collaboratively innovate solutions to local and national issues.

We have been able to engage with small and medium enterprises as important stakeholders in the socio-economic development of communities.  

We work to ensure that communities are resilient to socio-economic challenges and that people have the capacity to be productive members of society. Where individuals are responsible citizens, uphold the law and have access to justice, participate politically and economically, and work towards community social cohesion.

We partner with civil society, media, private sector, and international development actors in Pakistan to address the gaps in infrastructure, systems, processes, services and regulations in place, which restrict the upward social and economic mobility of men, women and youth.

Our work in Pakistan has enabled us to develop an informed, real-time understanding of changing contexts and build long-lasting partnerships. This, in addition to our global expertise on socio-economic development in challenging contexts, makes us valuable partners in contributing to long term stability and economic progress of the country. 

Country context

Pakistan, a country of great geo-political and economic significance, has made important progress on political stability, security, governance, and rule of law; especially in the past two decades.

A stable and prosperous Pakistan can be a key partner in the stability and economic progress of the region. However, a history of political instability, power imbalances within society, and the lack of socio-economic growth and investment in human development and technology have created tensions around the country’s social, economic and political structures.

Additionally, the climate crisis, which is leading to food insecurity and water scarcity, and the geopolitical tensions on the eastern border and the violent conflict in Afghanistan along the western border, which has been ongoing for more than four decades, are all putting a further social, economic and political burden on the country.

To sustain the progress of the country and ensure long-lasting peace and prosperity, it is important for authorities, civil society, media, and communities to work together and develop innovative solutions that tackle economic, political, and social challenges and risks through trust, tolerance, dialogue and transparent, inclusive policy decision making.

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