Priority area: Sustainable economic development

Under the new priority area of sustainable economic development, the TVET and job creation programmes that are already successful will be supplemented by a social protection component plus labour and social standards. In this context the textile sector will be accorded special importance as a key export industry, also with regard to environmentally sound and low carbon production.

TVET/job creation

German support will include systemic development of the formal TVET system in Pakistan. The objective of German development cooperation with Pakistan in the priority area of sustainable economic development is: A more enabling environment is established for creating new jobs and income-generating opportunities that meet international labour and social standards.


Social protection/labour and social standards

Building on Germany's engagement in the health sector in recent years, equal access to quality assured health services will be further improved in order to ensure that employees, their families and other sections of the population are protected, and vulnerability thus reduced. Here, German development cooperation will complement other donors, especially the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

In the field of TVET, the aim is to establish user-oriented training in consultation with the private sector, and especially the energy sector. Enterprises, e.g. in the energy sector as well as in the textile and clothing industry, will profit from higher-quality training. Furthermore, the promotion of investment in renewable energies will also create jobs and income-generating opportunities. Germany's engagement will also be flanked in the future by the Pakistan-German Chamber of Commerce, the establishment of which is being financially supported through German development cooperation.

Sustainable economic development