Economic Growth

The Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program has focused on economic growth grants to encourage communities to become economically independent, nurture more competitive enterprises and create effective market environments that benefit local businesses. Agriculture has been prioritized with a focus on improving income of rural communities through up gradation of existing skills, strengthening agricultural practices through modern farming techniques, construction of farm to market roads and providing technical and vocational training to farmers.


Projects 28 in Ambassador’s Fund
and 12 in Small Grants


BeneficiariesEstimated number of people



Acres of land brought under cultivation


Men trained in vocational skills


Women trained in vocational skills


Enterprises established & supported

Fund Status


Ambassador’s Fund: $2.0 m
Small Grants: $2.7 m


  1. Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP)
  2. Anjuman Imdad Bahami Niazabad (AIBN)
  3. Awami Welfare Society (AWS)
  4. Baltistan Culture and Development Foundation (BCDF)
  5. Baluchistan Rural Development & Research Society (BRDRS)
  6. Bam Development Organization Kalatuk(BDO)
  7. Banjosa Rural Development Organization (BRDO)
  8. Coastal Association Research & Development (CARD)
  9. Community Awareness Raising & Advocacy Ventures Around Needs (CARAVAN)
  10. Community Development Organization (CDO)
  11. Development Organization for Community (DOC)
  12. Durawa Development Organization (DDO)
  13. Formation Awareness Community Empowerment Society (FACES)
  14. Gicheen Local Support Organization (GLSO)
  15. Gupis Rural Support Programme (GRSP)
  16. Hashoo Foundation (HF)
  17. Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF)
  18. Human Development Organization (HDO)
  19. Integrated Rural Awareness & Development Organization (IRADO)
  20. Local Support Organization Gramkan (LSOG)
  21. Local Support Organization Malik Aasa (LSOMA)
  22. Local Support Organization Parwaz (LSOP)
  23. Local Support Welfare Organization SMJH (LSO-SMJH)
  24. LSO Babuzai (LSOB)

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