The Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program under the energy sector focuses on promoting alternate energy means, improving energy use efficiency and providing technical support and training. Grant projects emphasize renewable energy sources for generating livelihoods and improving quality of life, as well as contributing to easing pressure on the existing energy infrastructure. Some of the initiatives include the provision of energy efficient stoves to communities dependent on forest wood; construction of bio-gas plants for household use; construction of micro-hydro power stations or home-based solar systems in areas without electricity; and construction of solar dehydration plants for drying fresh fruit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website www.anti-fraudhotline.com.