Economic Sustainability

Development Counterpart (DC) identifies four areas of intervention to achieve economic sustainability of communities. These areas are;livelihood, energy, poverty eradication, food security and disaster risk reduction. We prioritize engagement of communities to identify critical economic assets and create new assets, through sustainable use of natural resources, promotion of renewable sources of energy, and creation of decent employment opportunities for all. For us, addressing the vulnerabilities of communities to disasters following natural and man-made hazards is a crucial element for their economic sustainability.These goals are aligned with the United Nations SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 7, SDG 8 and SDG 11. By addressing the issues of economic sustainability, DC aims to eradicate poverty and ensure food security for everyone.

To advance economic sustainability goals, Development Counterpart will continue to:

  • Mobilize resources in the implementation of pro-poor programmes and policies, and support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.
  • Provide technical assistance and training especially to youth from the vulnerable sections of the societyAssist communities in effective management of their resources.
  • Support long term economic development of vulnerable communities by identifying alternative livelihood strategiesBuild capacities of people in poverty stricken communities to identify and effectively address their issues.
  • Support and strengthen cooperation among stakeholders for increased investment in agricultural research and technological development for improved agricultural productivity and food security.
  • Advocate policies and measures to ensure food security.
  • Support and strengthen participation and cooperation, of all stakeholders to facilitate expansion of infrastructure, up gradation of technology, and access to clean energy.
  • Create an economic environment that offers sustainable livelihoods for all by addressing the economic vulnerabilities of the communities.
  • Prevent, mitigate, and prepare the communities for disasters to contain their adverse consequences on economic growth and sustainability.
  • Respond in real time to disaster struck communities and aid in all kinds of relief work.
  • Mobilize citizens for measures of self-help to achieve economic sustainability.
  • Provide support in implementation of community infrastructure project.
  • Build and promote strategic alliances of partner organizations to work in unison for promotion of sustainable economic development, particularly at the grass roots level.

We have successfully implemented projects addressing livelihood enhancement, capacity building and skill development, poverty reduction, alternative income, disaster response, reconstruction and relief, youth empowerment, micro- enterprise development, and economic development.

We worked in collaboration with GIZ, USAID, CHIP, and Fund for Global Human Rights, Inter Cooperation Livelihood Program, The Asia Foundation, TVO, FES, NRSP, PPAF, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, FPHC, Department of Social Welfare Government of Pakistan, and BISP, in improving the economic conditions of the communities.

Major Projects under the Thematic Area of Economic Sustainability
Sr. No. Project Name Project Year’s Budget in PKR Funding Source Implemented By
1 Program for Poverty Reduction (PPR) 2016 5,800,000 PPAF YO
2 livelihood development of poor communities through local resources 2015 4,230,000 Inter Cooperation Livelihood Program ABKT
3 Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) 2015 5,630,000 NRSP – Plan PDO
4 Livelihood Enhancement & Enterprise Development Project (LEED) 2015 74,290,000 NRSP – PPAF PDO
5 Alternative Income Generation Skill Training Project 2014 950,000 SPARC PDO
6 Countering Violence in Prisons of Punjab 2014 2,650,000 SPARC PDO
7 Livelihood development through local potentials (Water and agriculture resources) in Dir lower through different interventions 2014 6,240,000 Inter Cooperation Livelihood Program (IC-LP) ABKT
8 Creating employment opportunities through skill development 2014 7,236,000 BISP- Govt. of Pakistan ABKT
9 Community Base Disaster Risk Management 2013 1,540,000 World Bank/PDMA YO
10 Livelihood development of Afghan Refugees and Pakistani communities 2013 28,350,000 PRM-Islamabad ABKT
11 Livelihood Enhancement & Projection Project 2013 44,820,000 NRSP – PPAF PDO
12 Economic Empowerment of PWDs in Dir Lower 2012 4,170,000 LCDDP/USAID ABKT
13 Water for Livelihood 2012 6,040,000 Inter Cooperation water for Livelihood Program (IC-W4L), Peshawar ABKT
14 Enhancement of  Dams& Tree Plantation 2012 11,140,799 UNHCR YO
15 Culture and Tourism Promotion Project in Dir Lower, Upper and Swat 2011-2012 840,000 Sarhad Tourism Corporation STC ABKT
16 Economic development through traditional and modern Skill development 2011 1,120,000 GIZ Pak ABKT
17 Reconstruction of flood affected community infrastructure in Dir Upper 2011 11,902,000 United Nation Development Program, Peshawar ABKT
18 Food Distribution Program 2011 32,000,000 NATPOW/ KIMSE YOK MU YO
19 Flood Response& Relief work 2010-2011 800,000 Donations PDO
20 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2007 6,030,000 TVO ABKT
21 Food Distribution Program 2007 30,000,000 Islamic Relief YO
22 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2005 5,230,000 TVO ABKT
23 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2004 3,850,000 TVO ABKT
24 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2003 2,260,000 TVO ABKT
25 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2002 1,245,000 TVO ABKT
26 Micro enterprise development saving and credit program 2001 1,260,000 TVO ABKT