Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) 10
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 13
UK Department for International Development (DFID) 14
The Netherlands 19
The European Union (EU) 22
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 33
Funding Allocation: JICA has made the following disbursement for financial year 2011: 36
Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) 36
US Agency for International Development (USAID) 40
The World Bank 50
In order to gain a better understanding of the programmatic focus of the donor community and funding trends in Pakistan, a comprehensive mapping of donor activities and the development of donor profiles was undertaken. This compendium will support the donor community to promote overall donor coordination efforts in accordance with OECD DAC aid effectiveness and good donorship principles. It is hoped that improved knowledge of which donors are active in which sectors and parts of the country will help avoid duplication of efforts and allow potential synergies to be highlighted. The donor profiles will also serve to inform the UN’s resource mobilization efforts.
In order to gain a holistic picture of the donor landscape, both development and humanitarian support is included in the profile. Information on loans as well as grants is included wherever possible. However, funding channeled through public diplomacy or political departments of embassies is not included. Where possible, the donor profiles include the sectors of engagement, geographical focus, type of funding, projects, implementing partners and over all investments. Not all donors have provided the same level of information, hence information disparities do exist.
It should be noted that this is a dynamic document. The donor profiles will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis in order to provide as up-to-date information as possible.
Methodology: A two-pronged methodology was adopted to gather the information on donor activities. In the first instance, a desk review of the existing information available on donor websites and donor profiles compiled by different UN agencies, funds and programmes was carried out. This information was then expanded upon and revised through conducting individual interviews and meetings with the donor organizations. The collaboration of all donors included in this compendium has been much appreciated. Based on the information collected, two categories of information are being compiled and documented:
A profile of each donor summarizing key programmatic focus as per their country programmes, sector focus, geographical presence, and funding priorities and allocations.
A complete compendium of donors’ programmes and funding (which is being compiled separately).
The mapping and profiles was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, the study focused on major traditional donors like the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian Aid for International Development (AusAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Norway, the Netherlands, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank, which are presented in this document. In the second phase, other non-traditional donors, including, for example, the Gulf States, nonresident donors, INGOs, and leading private sector entities providing resources to Pakistan directly or through corporate social responsibility, will be covered.
This is a living document and will be updated over time. Information presented in this document is shared with donors for their feedback and revalidation, and the document will be revised based on the information update available.
Summary of Donor Profiles
Sectors /Thematic Areas
Total Budget (US$)*
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
1. Investment and Reforms in Energy and Infrastructure
2. Reforms to Strengthen Governance and Promote Structural Transformation
3. Development of Urban Services
4. Effective Implementation of Projects and Programs and Capacity Building
ADB’s indicative resources; including US$ 720 million Asian Development Fund (ADF) and US$ 1,460 million Ordinary Capital resource (OCR).
Two year period, 2013–2014
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
1. Education and Health
2. Humanitarian and disaster preparedness and response
3. Economic development
5. General development support
UK Department for International Development (DfID)
1. Building peace and stability
2. Making democracy work
3. Promoting macroeconomic stability, growth and jobs
4. Effective delivery of public services
DfID has a planned allocation of £355 million for 2013-14
The Netherlands (Dutch)
1. Human security, rule of law and human rights
2. Promotion of trade and investment under the slogan: from aid to trade
Development and Humanitarian
Malakand Division of Khyber PakhtunKhwa province
European Union (EU)
2. Formal & vocational Education
Nation- wide especially areas affected by natural and manmade disasters
1. Fight poverty and bring about social justice
4. Rural development, women and gender equality and human rights
5. Culture, peace and reconciliation, disaster prevention and preparedness
Annual development budget NOK 100 million
Nation-wide specifically neglected Areas
1. Good governance
3. education/vocational training
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
1. Ensuring human security and human development
2. Development of sound market economy
3. Achievement of balanced regional socio-economic development
1. Promotion of micro enterprises through finance and vocational education
2. Support to sustainable practices regarding the use of natural resources.
3. Promotion of human rights and education, specifically the education of women and girls
Development and Humanitarian
Nation-wide with a focus on Khyber PakhtunKhwa, FATA and Northern areas
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
1. Increasing the capacity and efficiency of power and energy sector
2. Fostering private sector-led economic growth and agriculture
3. Supporting stabilization efforts in regions susceptible to activity by violent extremists, particularly on the border with Afghanistan
4. Increasing access to and the quality of education
5. Health care
Civilian Assistance $ 2,670 Million and Emergency Flood Response 1,157 Million
Nation-wide especially underrepresented geographic areas, like Balochistan, the Northern Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK
The World Bank
1. Economic governance
2. Human development and social protection
3. Infrastructure to support growth
4. Security and reducing the risk of conflict
$4.0 billion in new IDA/IBRD lending over FY 2012-14,
Multi-Donor Trust Fund: $140 million for conflict-affected areas
Nation-wide (including Khyber PakhtunKhwa, FATA and Balochistan)
*Note: Donor contributions have been converted into US$ million for data standardization purposes.