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Our work in Pakistan
Pakistan’s economy is growing well: performance was strong in 2017-18, inflation is low, and poverty and inequality are declining across the country. However, the country’s 200 million people continue to face complex challenges: high rural poverty, food insecurity, low female participation in economic activity and limited broad-based economic growth.
The solutions that MDF has sought to deliver focus on sectors and investments that serve the millions of poor, rural households and food-insecure urban households.
MDF’s work in the dairy, meat and horticulture sectors allows for the promotion of rural and regional inclusiveness for a large proportion of the poor population. The program also promotes the use of sustainable technologies and has introduced energy and water innovations to help address high energy prices and water shortages in Pakistan. This improves agricultural productivity, food security and environmental outcomes.
In Pakistan, MDF focusses on strengthening women’s agency and creating income-earning opportunities for women. To achieve this, we structure our work around providing information to women in agriculture and helping them to access employment.
Additionally, MDF investigates the dynamics around women’s economic participation in household activities, decision-making and control over household funds. Interventions facilitated by MDF Pakistan are creating income-earning opportunities for women and contributing towards their strengthened agency.
MDF also supports private sector efforts towards disability-inclusive development.
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Day in the Life of an MDF Business Adviser – Amna Shahid
Reaching remote farmers in Pakistan: how leveraging ICT can connect farmers with markets
Baloch Hamza Brothers
The Borderlands: a date with opportunity
Dedicated spaces for working women
Understanding Inclusivity and Disability
Hamza Khalid, Program Manager, Economic Growth from the Australian High Commission talks to us about inclusivity in Pakistan.
International Women’s Day 2019
Maryam Piracha talks about how does Australia’s MDF supports women in Pakistan.