USAID: Investing in Primary Education for the Sustainable Development of Pakistan
Sajida Zia 1 * , Sobia Siddique 1, Saddam Hussain 1, Tehzeeb Bano 1, Mehak Shahzad 1
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1 National University of Sciences and Technology, NUST, Islamabad, PAKISTAN* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Human and educational development is a prerequisite for the socio-economic development of a country. Pakistan is struggling hard to enhance quality and access of primary education to children of all the regions. USAID’s partnership with local organizations and government has made gigantic efforts to raise level of equitable access to education particularly in less developed regions of the country through engagement in certain bilateral operations by providing assistance. Pakistan has multiple constraints in its educational sector; low budget, weak governance, corruption and insecurity. Since, it cannot overcome these obstacles without foreign assistance. This paper highlights the role and interventions of USAID in Pakistan for the improvement of primary education through secondary research methodology. Findings of the results shows that USAID has played a positive role in promoting the primary educational sector through improved curriculum, schools construction, teachers training and reduction in community specific barriers. Thus, it is concluded that USAID through its initiatives has driven towards fulfilling the gap in an efficient manner.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2021, Volume 5, Issue 4, Article No: em0169

https://doi.org/10.21601/ejosdr/11194

Publication date: 31 Aug 2021

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