As of  June 2016, USAID Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Program has awarded 266 grants worth USD 33 million to the local CBOs, NGOs and CSOs located in 108 districts of Pakistan. The program has directly contributed to improve the lives of 1.74 million Pakistanis mostly (55%) women and girls across Pakistan through a variety of interventions. A snapshot of USAID Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Program's contribution is given below:  


56 Projects | USD 9.67m

Supported improved learning environment for over one million school children, mostly out of school girls through provision of missing facilities in 8,496 government and private schools, provision of 130,012 reading books in 800 school libraries, and training of 4,259 teachers.


Let Girls Learn

4 Projects | USD 0.85m

Supported enrollment of 3,051 adolescent girls through rehabilitation and improved services in 11 schools.  


EconomicEconomic Growth

39 Projects | USD 5.08m

Augmented the income of over 60,000 households through provision of vocational & technical training to 20,000 women from remote areas and 21,000 farmers/fishers, construction/rehabilitation of 162 irrigation water sources, and provision of agri-inputs to thousands of farmers.



19 Projects | USD 2.79m

Introduced over 1500 household and communal level small energy solutions (over 1,000 solar systems, 380 biogas plants and 16 communal Micro Hydels). 



21 Projects | USD 3.15m

Benefitted thousands of households through:

  • 74 Health Units (BHUS/MCH Centers) strengthened
  • 120 Traditional Birth Attendants and over 2,000 health officials trained
  • Safe drinking water provided through 500 installation of hand pumps and wells
  • 400 toilets constructed in schools
  • 2,000 health and hygiene sessions held


FloodFlood Assistance

14 Projects | USD 1.02m

Provided substantial relief services to the flood affected families by addressing their immediate needs mainly through construction of 426 houses, distribution of agri-inputs to 53,000 farmers and rehabilitation of the damaged 16 bridges/link roads.  


Women's Issues

36 Projects | USD 2.4m

Focused on women’s empowerment primarily through creating awareness among 53,250 individuals on women specific gender issues, providing psycho social support to 4,300 women, imparting vocational skills to 4,575 women, and constructing 3 waiting rooms for women clients in the district courts.  



18 Projects | USD 1.06m

Dedicated focus on economic enterprise through imparting marketable vocational skills to 1,410 women, distributing 280 sewing/embroidering machines/handlooms, building capacity of 450 farmers/fishermen, and also exerted efforts for promotion of social enterprise through orienting 2,840 young people.  


Cultural Preservation

9 Projects | USD 0.78m

Promoted love and respect for cultural heritage through supporting revival and preservation of 4 endangered local languages in the mountainous areas of Swat and Chitral, training of 156 individuals in folk music/dance and 32 women in traditional embroidering skills and digitally preservation of 6 renowned cultural heritage sites.  


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

8 Projects | USD 0.502m

Enabled the selected communities to access water and sanitation as a fundamental human right through provision of 1,275 bio-sand/ceramic water filters, testation of water quality for 88 communal filtration plants, constructing 82 toilets in the schools and wash facilities in 30 schools and organizing 296 session on health and hygiene issues.  


Civic Participation

15 Projects | USD 2.46m

Aimed at enhanced civic participation through extending support to the organizations working on   awareness of civic rights through organization of  41 capacity building events on Right to Information Act 2013/Right to Public Services Act 2014 for government officials, CSOs and NGOs representatives, and provision of infrastructure support to Information Commissions established around this purpose, and capacity building of 900 women councilors and 863 government officials.


WildlifeWildlife Conservation

16 Projects | USD 1.38m

With prime focus on wildlife biodiversity and ecosystems, the Program initiated a diverse range of activities including policy level initiatives like development of strategy paper for vultures and legislative amendments for improvement of Deosai Park, documentary on the brown bears, training of fishermen in installation of turtle excluder device, and awareness raising among the communities on fauna and flora.


Vulnerable Population

3 Projects | USD 57,502m

Supported 290 vulnerable households through providing them with an opportunity for enhancement of vocational skills and distributed relevant tools among 140 trainees enabling them to practice the newly acquired skills.


Small-Scale Energy Solutions

1 Projects | USD 79,463m

The recently initiated project plans to install 100 home based solar energy systems in 5 villages.

Note: 7 grants worth USD 1.574 million awarded under multi/other sectors.

"USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (Toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website"

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