FATA Secretariat

Until 2002, decisions related to development planning in the tribal areas were taken by the FATA section of the, then N.W.F.P Planning & Development (P&D) Department, and implemented by government line departments. In that year, FATA Secretariat (FS) headed by Secretary FATA was set up.

In 2006, the Civil Secretariat FATA with an Additional Chief Secretary, four Secretaries and over ten directorates were established to take over the decision-making functions. In April 2012, the FATA Secretariat was restructured with addition of ‘Production and Livelihood Development Department’ and ‘Social Sectors Department’. Besides that the reporting line of the directorates was also rearranged.

The Governor’s Secretariat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plays a coordinating role between the Federal and Provincial Government and the FATA Secretariat.

The six departments of FATA Secretariat are as follows:

  1. Administration, Infrastructure & Coordination Department
  2. Finance Department
  3. Law & Order Department
  4. Planning & Development Department
  5. Production & Livelihood Development Department.
  6. Social Sectors Department

FATA Secretariat is providing services to the people of FATA through its directorates attached to these departments.

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FATA Development Programme (FDP)

fdpThe FATA Development Programme is based on the relevant government strategies (FATA Sustainable Development Plan 2006–2015, Post Crisis Needs Assessment). It pursues an integrated approach intended to enhance the credibility of the government by improving basic social services, while also increasing the transparency of planning processes and allowing the population to assert their right to public services. Engaging societal players in constructive dialogue on development issues and change processes is a central element of the programme. It thus promotes both good governance and sustainable poverty reduction as key themes of international cooperation.

Its many partners and target groups include managers from the FATA Secretariat, school and health care staff, local authorities, elder groups and councils (jirgas), civil-society representatives, the University of Peshawar, and private-sector service providers. The programme consists of three result areas:

  • Promoting basic education
  • Strengthening the health system
  • Improving livelihoods.

These activities are supplemented and supported by an independent project reporting (IPR) approach, run in cooperation with the University of Peshawar.

The three result areas and the IPR approach complement one another by operating in the same geographical area and with the same target groups. Together, they contribute to the achievement of the programme’s overarching development-policy goals: to strengthen the legitimacy of state structures, increase accountability by state and civil-society actors, improve transparency, promote political participation, foster a constructive relationship between society and the state, and help to reduce poverty.

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

gizThe Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party of GIZ, but it also works closely with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

Germany and Pakistan have been partners in international cooperation for more than 54 years. GIZ has been working in Pakistan on behalf of the German Government, mainly the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA), since the bilateral agreement was signed in 1972, and has maintained a country office in Pakistan since 1990.

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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

Switzerland and Pakistan have had a long-standing relationship and the Swiss government has supported the Government of Pakistan in its development strategy for more than 40 years. Switzerland aims at contributing to the development in the region and peaceful coexistence of the people through improving the lives of the most vulnerable population and enhance local governance and human rights.

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