Welcome to the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) website

Welcome to the website of the IFPRI Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP).

Pakistan is at a crossroads today. The country’s future growth and prosperity depend acutely on overcoming a number of complex issues. Many of these issues are grounded in the persistent challenges of reducing poverty, improving food security, and fostering broad-based economic growth throughout the country. Solutions will partly come from designing strategies, polices and investments that serve the millions of poor, rural households and food-insecure urban households.

Only with a better understanding of how to implement, monitor, and improve these solutions will Pakistan’s growth and poverty reduction objectives be achieved.

The PSSP, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was launched in July 2011 with the aim to create a more favorable enabling environment for investment and enterprise growth, particularly in the agricultural sector. It is being implemented through close collaboration between IFPRI, Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt) Ltd. (IDS), and other collaborators, under the guidance of a high-level National Advisory Committee.

This website will serve as a platform for knowledge sharing as the program progresses.