Project profile — Community Infrastructure Improvement


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2010-05-06 - 2015-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• 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)


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.

Expected results 


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.

Budget and spending 

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
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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