Bill, Melinda Gates Pour $200 Million in Pakistan’s Poverty Alleviation Program

Friday, September 27, 2019

By Sarah Bano Malik

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding of $200 million with Pakistan to support the government’s flagship poverty alleviation “Ehsaas” program that aims to reduce socio-economic inequalities by investing in people.

At a meeting in New York, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar signed the document with President of Global Development at the Foundation Chris Elias.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan and the American business tycoon and philanthropist, Bill Gates.

According to the MoU, the $200 million promised by the Foundation will fund 134 poverty alleviation projects under the Ehsaas program.

Photo courtesy of Market Development Facility.

Source: Arab News (link opens in a new window)

global development, philanthropy, poverty alleviation