In July 2010, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government of Australia) entered into an agreement with the Sarhad Rural Support Programme to implement a poverty reduction and community empowerment initiative for people living in border areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan. This was called the Livelihood Strengthening Programme. With financial assistance of PKR 666.4 million, the Programme has helped 196,913 populations, including in District Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda. The Programme ended in April 2013 after which it received two extensions. This document presents the Programme Completion Report for the extension phases.
Based on its experience and knowledge of the local context in KP, SRSP designed a comprehensive Programme in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government of Australia) for the poverty stricken, downtrodden, and crisis and disaster affected communities living in districts that border with FATA. The Programme was called the Livelihood Strengthening Programme and was implemented in selected areas of three central districts of the KP Province that is, District Charsadda, Nowshera and Peshawar.
Goals and Objectives