Project profile — Improving Access to Quality Education in Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2019-08-22 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (15.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (85.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve access to quality education for 13,925 girls and boys in newly merged districts in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Canada’s support will cover a total of 100 primary schools in two newly merged districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and 55 middle schools in surrounding areas. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating 100 damaged school buildings; (2) constructing boundary walls and separate latrines for girls; (3) providing furniture and gender-appropriate school supplies; (4) establishing 100 early childhood education centres; (5) providing support for 55 middle girls’ schools; (6) training teachers; (7) mobilizing community members to allow girls to attend schools; and (8) supporting the provincial government to formulate and implement policy in the education sector. The project directly contributes to meeting Canada’s 2018 G7 Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries commitment.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of the project include: (1) increased equitable access to safe, secure, quality and inclusive education and learning for girls and adolescent girls in fragile settings; and (2) improved equitable and coordinated provision of safe, quality and gender-responsive formal and non-formal education, from early childhood to middle school levels for girls and adolescent girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 98 primary schools rehabilitated and provided with new equipment; (2) 135 primary schools implemented changes to create welcoming spaces that respond to the specific needs of girls, benefiting 13,940 girls; (3) 13,940 primary school girls received gender-responsive learning materials; (4) provided 2,019 middle school girls who did not have access to post-primary education with continuous education; (5) trained 310 women teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa according to national standards; and (6) trained 800 women Parent-Teacher Council members on their roles and responsibilities to enrol and retain girls in school.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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