China's GDI To Help Pakistan In Epidemic Control, Poverty Alleviation
BEIJING, Sept 30 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Sep, 2022 ) :The Global Development Initiative (GDI) is to assist Pakistan in epidemic control and poverty alleviation, as per the first list of projects in the GDI project pool released by China at the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of GDI in New York on September 20.
Three projects are Pakistan-specific and aim to help Pakistan achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the GDI project pool. Two projects involve promoting the COVID-19 response and public service capacity in Balochistan. Another focuses on restoring the livelihoods of poor households in Balochistan by providing small household production supplies.
The first list of projects in the GDI project pool includes 50 practical cooperation projects in poverty reduction, food security, industrialisation and other fields, as well as 1,000 new capacity-building programmes, CEN reported.
Over the past year, more than 100 countries and international organisations, including the United Nations, have supported GDI, and more than 60 countries have joined the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative.