South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Phase III - Final Evaluation

From November 8 through December 31, 2010, a four-person team representing Social Impact (SI) and subcontractor, Management Systems International (MSI), evaluated Phase III of the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy (SARI/E). The team was composed of David Garner (team leader), Linda Kalver (coteam leader), Senior Energy Analyst Gopinath Iyengar, an Indian national from Bangalore and Devendra Adhikari, Nepalese citizen, also a senior energy analyst. After initial preparations in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, the team divided into two smaller sub-teams.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program - Mid-Term Performance Evaluation Report

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program (KPRP), previously called the Malakand Reconstruction and Recovery Program (MRRP), supports efforts by the Government of Pakistan to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed by the conflict during Taliban insurgency (2007-2009) and the 2010 floods in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province. The program works under USAID Assistance Agreement2 for the implementation of Emergency Supplemental Funding. The evaluation covers the first 45 months of the program, from March 26, 2010 to December 31, 2014. 


Pakistan Economic Growth Program Evaluation Summary Report

Pakistan’s economy featured both growth and setbacks and a significant downturn during the 1990s. In 2001, Pakistan’s growth rate dropped below 2 percent before recovering, caused by a lack of competitiveness in international markets, low technology, low labor productivity and protected and inefficient manufacturing. During the past seven years Pakistan aggressively pursued reforms that paved the way for private sector investment and growth, yet Pakistan still struggles to compete in the global market.


Family Advancement For Life and Health (FALAH) Evaluation Report

USAID awarded the five-year FALAH project to the Population Council in 2007. The goal of the project is to increase the use of family planning and birth spacing methods in Pakistan by removing cultural and other barriers to access, improving understanding of the value of family planning for family health and well-being, increasing knowledge of methods of birth spacing, and improving access to and quality of care in both the public and private sectors.


United States Assistance to Balochistan Border Areas - Evaluation Report - Annex A - Impact Assessment

The project is a direct follow-up to the “Food Security/Poverty Alleviation in Arid Agriculture Balochistan - Pilot Project Phase”, which began activities in 2004 and was completed by December 2008. The current project used the same overall approach as the original project in five districts instead of the three districts included in its precursor project. The current project examined the districts of Killa Saifullah, Loralai, Zhob, Quetta and Mastung.


United States Assistance to Balochistan Border Areas - Evaluation Report

Balochistan is the least developed province of Pakistan, with levels of human development that are much below Pakistan’s, greater gender disparities, higher poverty, greater food insecurity, and poor infrastructure. Government allocations for development are small in relation to the size of the province and the spread of the population, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a limited presence. Small farmers and the poor are unorganized, which, together with scattered settlements and low population density, makes service delivery much more costly than in other provinces.


Conservation and Adaptation in Asia's High Mountain Landscapes and Communities Project

This project is working to facilitate technical and policy dialogue on high mountain landscape management in the face of climate change. This will help prepare communities to address key vulnerabilities to climate change, conserve snow leopards as a critical indicator of Asia’s high mountain landscape health, and provide practical and measurable demonstrations that advance a vision for water security and sustainable mountain development across Asia.

The principal objectives of this project include:


USAID Provides Emergency Flood Assistance in Pakistan

In September 2010, USAID and our international partners provided logistical, financial, and technical support for Pakistan and its people in the aftermath of severe flooding caused by overwhelming monsoon rains.


USAID Provides Winter Shelter for Flood Victims in Pakistan

In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, thousands of families lost their homes as a result of flooding in 2010. USAID provided insulated shelters to more than 1,600 of the most vulnerable families in the wake of the disaster.