Punjab

At a Glance


The assistance provided by the EU to the Punjab was until recently focusing on Rule of Law, rural development and local governance. A new programme is currently being finalised in the area of migration, to provide assistance to returning migrants and their communities, notably through an extensive component of technical, vocational education and training, access to credit.
EU's intervention in Punjab is relatively small because the province also benefits from the important assistance provided by other large development partners.





Sectors in Punjab
Total EUR 19,425,904
Implementers in Punjab
Total EUR 19,425,904
EU Funding in Pakistan
EUR 19,425,904 in Punjab
EUR 660,598,654 in Pakistan
Statistics
Punjab Pakistan
POPULATION (est. millions) 91.4 196.2
SIZE (km²) 205,344 882,363
% OF POPULATION MULTIDIMENSIONALLY POOR (2016) 31% 39%
% of children under 5 yrs stunted (2011) 39% 44%
Net Enrolment Rate 2014-15 (%) 61% 57%
Coordination with Government Coordination with the Government of Punjab mostly takes place at the project and technical levels to ensure close synergies and coordination, in addition to guarantee government ownership.
Sectors of Intervention
TVET Provincial

  • Improving reintegration of returnees in Pakistan – EUR 6.5 million. The aim is to sustainably integrate returning migrants in their home regions and strengthen migration governance capacities of the country to facilitate the reintegration process.

National

  • Implement the Capacity Building Component of TVET I – EUR 3.9. The aim is to enhance socio-economic development through investment in human capital. The purpose of this component is to strengthen planning, coordination and implementation capacity of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and other stakeholders at the provincial level.
  • Supporting Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform in Pakistan Programme – EUR 25.4 million. The aim is to increase the access, equity, relevance and quality of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector.
  •  TVET III – EUR 43.5 million. The aim is to improve governance and private sector participation in the TVET sector to enhance and develop access to quality skills that meet the demands of the labour market.
Rural Development Provincial

  • Poverty alleviation and community development project – EUR 0.7 million. The aim is to alleviate the negative impacts of poverty and create opportunities to build and empower resilient communities those participate actively in development activities.
  • Poverty Alleviation through Community Empowerment and Participatory Development (PACE-PD) – EUR 0.7 million. The aim is to restore and strengthen resilience of communities through social mobilization and community empowerment enabling them to participate in the development process.
  • Local Authorities and Civil Society Organizations in Development of Flood Affected Population in Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur Districts, Pakistan – EUR 0.8 million. The aim is to alleviate the negative impacts of poverty and create opportunities to build and empower resilient communities that participate actively in their local development.
  • Capacity Building and Development of the Hydropower Sector in Pakistan – EUR 2.7 million. The aim is to increase capacity-building of hydropower public & private operators, through the full rehabilitation of the national Hydropower Training Institute of Mangla.

National

  • Strengthening the Associations of Local Governments and their Members for Enhanced Governance and Effective Development Outcomes in Pakistan – EUR 1.5 million. The aim is to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the national and provincial Associations of Local Authorities and improve the capacity of local governments to effectively perform their role.
  • Strengthen Pakistan Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) – EUR 0.35 million. The aim is to establish a Pakistan Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (PCSCCC) with the intent of bringing all stakeholders on one platform to discuss and debate the multi-sector and multi-dimensional challenges posed by Climate Change (CC) and work towards an “Agenda of Solutions” that is realistic and achievable.
Democratization National

  • Improving Parliamentary performance – EUR 5.8 million. The aim is to support the efforts of Pakistan's Parliament to improve the three main strands of its parliamentary function - law making, oversight and representation.
  • Support to Democratic Institutions and Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan – EUR 8.5 million. The aim is to support the functioning of provincial assemblies.
  • Support to Elections – EUR 14.3 million. The aim is to build the capacities of the Electoral Commission of Pakistan and support the domestic observation of the elections.
  • Support to parliament EUR 15 million. The aim is to facilitate parliamentary development at federal and provincial levels.
Human Rights Provincial

  • Politically Empowered Human Rights Leadership for Women – EUR 0.54 million. The aim is to increase women's leadership and participation in public and political processes in Balochistan KP, Punjab and Sindh.
  • Collaboration for change: transforming lives and minds for equal citizenship – EUR 0.5 million. The aim is to strengthen women's empowerment and active participation in public life in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

National

  • Preserving equal citizenship in Pakistan – EUR 0.54 million. The aim is to encourage the formulation and adoption of strategy on religious tolerance and its large-scale acceptance among youth in Pakistan.
  • Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan – EUR 9.6 million. The aim is to build the capacities of line ministries and independent Human Rights commissions as well as awareness raising.
Peace Building National

  • Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) in Pakistan –EUR 5 million. The aim is to strengthen the Governments of KP and Punjab to implement and monitor programmes that have a demonstrable impact in strengthening resilience against extremism and violence.
Private Sector Development Provincial

  • Pakistan Leather Competitiveness Improvement Programme (PLCIP) – EUR 2 million. The aim is to provide greater access to and consumption of demand driven Business Development Services by Leather Product SMEs, thereby contributing substantially to the competitiveness of the Pakistani leather sector and improving the international market access of Pakistani leather products.
  • High pressure cogeneration for sugar sector in Pakistan – EUR 1.7 million. The aim is to promote sustainable production of energy through replacement of existing low-pressure boilers with high pressure co-generation technology.

National

  • International Labour and Environment Standards Application in Pakistan (ILES) – EUR 12 million. The aim is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan by supporting the economic integration of Pakistan into the global and regional economy by improving compliance with labour and environmental standards and increased competitiveness.
Public Financial Management National

  • Public Financial Management Support Programme for Pakistan (PFM-SPP) in Balochistan, Sindh and at the federal level – EUR 15 million. The aim is to improve public financial administration and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency in the utilization of government budget resources in order to deliver better public services and to reduce the impact of poverty and social inequality.
Rule of Law Provincial

  • Access to Justice for Poor and Vulnerable Groups through Support of Legal and Civil Society Organisations and the Judiciary in Punjab – EUR 7.5 million. The aim is to increase access to justice for the poor and vulnerable in Punjab province through three components: strengthening the provision of legal aid through civil society organisations, raising awareness of citizens' legal rights, improving the quality and efficiency of judicial processes.
Future Intervention None planned for the time-being

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