ITC SheTrades’ contribution to ‘Growth for rural advancement and sustainable progress (GRASP)’ project in Pakistan

GRASP focuses on reducing poverty by strengthening small-scale agricultural businesses in Balochistan and Sindh provinces, and policy interventions at the federal level, funded by the European Union. SheTrades plays a vital role in mainstreaming gender considerations; working with partner organizations, policymakers, and women entrepreneurs. The project will advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the provinces.
Implement from June 2019 to December 2024
About the project
The project will be implemented from 2019-2024. It creates gender inclusive employment and income opportunities in the rural areas through targeted support to both the public and private sectors and focusses on the agricultural and livestock sectors in Balochistan and Sindh.
Clients include:
  • Partner organizations
  • Government officials
  • Women entrepreneurs and women-led businesses
  • Business support organizations
Core implementing partners include:
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)

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