Financing Partners

A number of leading multilateral, bilateral, and international corporate institutions contribute to PPAF’s poverty reduction goal by providing financial support to promote grassroots development.

The World Bank

The World Bank has been providing funds for PPAF led initiatives since 2000 under the umbrella projects namely PPAF I, II, and the ongoing PPAF III. PPAF I and II have resulted in the formation of 80,000 community organizations, implementation of 16,000 community infrastructure schemes, and provisioning of 1.9 million microcredit loans, and enterprise development and skill enhancement training support to 232,000 people.                                                               Read More

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Despite enjoying considerable financial support from bilateral and multilateral donors and a highly conducive policy and regulatory framework furnished by the government, the microfinance sector has only been able to tap a small fraction of a potentially huge market, with current active borrowers standing at roughly two million. Today, Pakistan has one of the lowest financial penetration levels in the world with 56 percent adult population totally excluded, and another 32 percent informally served. Thus, harnessing microfinance’s potential to the fullest is pivotal to the success of any poverty reduction efforts.                                  Read More

German Development Bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Kfw)

The German Development Bank Kfw, in the past, funded PPAF’s infrastructure initiatives in earthquake and flood ravaged areas of Pakistan.

PPAF’s most recent partnership with Kfw focuses on small community infrastructure, health, education, relief and livelihood enhancement in post conflict districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) province. The programme targets ultra poor or those whose lives were gravely affected by the ongoing conflict in their areas. The three year project aims to benefit about 600,000 people through: The three year long project is intended to benefit 600,000 people through-increased access to and sustainable utilization of social and economic infrastructure by the population of the targeted region; increased employment and income opportunities, especially for the poor; strengthening of the local civil society and enhanced participation of the population in the decision making process at the local level.

The project would be implemented with a holistic approach of income generation, vocational training, provision of infrastructure, health and other basic facilities so that the poor communities could improve their living standards.


Government of Italy (GoI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation through UTL (Overseas Technical Unit)/Embassy of Italy

Italy’s Official Development Assistance is increasingly important in Pakistan, and it focuses on supporting the rural world, with emphasis on the rural poor. An important contribution to Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Program (PPAF) was finalized and it is operational since early 2013. The total amount of Italy’s financial support amounts to 40 million Euros, through a soft-loan framework agreement administered by Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, and Artigiancassa S.p.A. on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Italy.

The three year investment program “Poverty Reduction through Rural Development in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Neighboring Areas/PPR”,financed by the Government of Italy (GoI) through the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) aims at contributing to poverty reduction in 14 selected districts and 38 Union Councils. These provinces bordering with Afghanistan are suffering from poverty, as well as from distress and the areas have to be considered amongst the most vulnerable areas of the Country. Read More

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