Project profile — Community Infrastructure Improvement

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Community Infrastructure Improvement - Overview
CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2010-05-06 - 2015-08-31
Country / region • Pakistan (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Road transport (21020) (30.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (15.00%)
• Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (20.00%)
• Other Multisector
Rural development (43040) (15.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to increase the income of 3,750 women in rural districts of Sindh and Punjab provinces by creating employment opportunities in road and community infrastructure maintenance. It provides employment and entrepreneurship skills for the poorest women in the community. It also builds partnerships between district governments and community organizations as well as key private sector partners to strengthen investments in road and infrastructure maintenance and to promote employment opportunities for poor rural women. The total budget for this project is $15.4 million. $5.1 million has been allocated for short-term employment opportunities to assist with economic recovery following the severe monsoon flooding in 2010.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2014 include: (1) 1,500 women from the Rural Road Maintenance Teams graduated, they are now engaging in business ventures with 63% of these businesses generating average monthly profit of 4000-6000 Pakistani rupees (PKR) ($45-$67 CAD); (2) 21 self-help groups who are supporting group enterprises and savings systems were established; and (3) 2,300 km of rural roads were rehabilitated, improving access between communities and markets. These results have contributed to improving employment and entrepreneurship skills development for poor rural women in select districts of Sindh and Punjab provinces.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
22-06-2015 Disbursement $5,813
22-06-2015 Disbursement $79,818
17-12-2015 Disbursement $500,000
Country Percentages by Sector
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Related information

Community Infrastructure Improvement - Related information
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Community Infrastructure Improvement - Early Recovery
Related links
Partner website — CARE Canada
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Donor country personnel

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