Address the urgent issues of economic development, public health service delivery, and effective relief and recovery from natural disasters and conflict.
Economic growth in Pakistan is constrained by the ongoing regional instability and conflict, which contributes to domestic instability and violence in much of the country. Rates of tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child mortality, and malnutrition are some of the highest in south Asia. Better governance remains a critical need for equitable development.
- Emergency response: Provided basic supplies and rehabilitated damaged water and sanitation systems after massive monsoon flooding in 2010 and 2011
- Agriculture & Food: Helping dairy farmers increase their incomes by keeping their animals healthy
- Health: Increasing access to TB treatment; training health workers and midwives to improve maternal childbirth and newborn health
- Economic opportunity: Connecting traders with global markets through internet and mobile technologies
All stories about Pakistan
Pakistan: "Islamabad is not Pakistan" November 1, 2010
“Islamabad is not Pakistan.” I’ve heard this several times, and I’ve only been here 24 hours. The idea is that Islamabad, as the capital, is so orderly and sanitized that it doesn’t resemble the rest of the country.
Pakistan: A long way home October 6, 2010
I should have explained, but I didn’t. Phagal, thankfully, didn’t need an explanation.
Pakistan: Biking to Bollywood September 17, 2010
Pakistan: How we'll restore hope in Pakistan September 7, 2010
In a few days time, Muslims in Pakistan will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Millions will this typically festive occasion in tents far from home, in very hot, humid and unforgiving conditions.
Pakistan: Homemade signs and help August 24, 2010
Pakistan: Delivering aid to flooded-out families August 20, 2010
This was written by my colleague Raheel Ayaz, a monitoring and evaluation officer here in Pakistan: Sixteen-year-old Rasalat Khan is a member of one of the 161 families who received emergency food and tool kits from Mercy Corps on Wednesday.
Pakistan: Worse than the tsunami? August 10, 2010
You've probably heard that UN officials have said the scale of the current disaster in Pakistan may exceed that of this year's earthquake in Haiti, the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 Pakistan earthquake — combined.
Pakistan: Safe return of our Pakistan staff July 14, 2010
We are very happy and relieved to inform you that three members of our Pakistan team have been released after nearly five months in captivity. All three are unharmed and are being reunited with their families in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Mourning our tragic loss in Pakistan June 15, 2010
We are deeply saddened by information we've received indicating the killing of one of our four abducted team members in Pakistan by his captors. Our colleague Habibullah was killed earlier this month after being abducted nearly four months ago. His family was informed of his death on Sunday.
Pakistan: A worthy cause August 27, 2009
With so many important issues out there, it is sometimes difficult to decide which ones to focus on.