Islamabad, October 4, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance on September 16 signed the latest amendment to the Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA), the document through which the U.S. government provides development assistance to Pakistan. This agreement provides an additional $407 million to support U.S. and Pakistan government initiatives to improve critical infrastructure, create economic opportunities, and pursue economic and political reforms that promote prosperity.
The USAID programs to be supported through this agreement were developed in consultation with the Pakistani government and support the Government of Pakistan’s Vision 2025, which sets forth a roadmap for a prosperous Pakistan.
Over the past decade, the United States, through USAID, has provided Pakistan with nearly $7.7 billion of funding for development and humanitarian relief, making Pakistan one of America’s largest recipients of foreign assistance.
For more information about USAID programs in Pakistan, please visit www.usaid.gov/pakistan.
Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136)