Friday
April 6
2018

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund and International Trade Centre ink Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing framework for cooperation for poverty reduction in rural areas of Sindh and Balochistan. The MoU was signed at the PPAF Office in Islamabad.
Under the MoU PPAF will provide technical input based on its research, experience and expertise of working with the grassroots communities. ITC will provide support in developing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and creating gender inclusive employment and income opportunities by linking them with the global markets.

Rob Skidmore, Chief, Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness Division of Enterprises and Institutions, ITC, said, “ITC is delighted to combine our knowledge of SME competitiveness and value chains with PPAF’s deep expertise in grass roots development SME competitiveness and improving value chains and PPAF’s deep expertise in grass roots development to make a real difference in the lives of the poor.”

Photo courtesy of World Trade Organization.

Source: Pakistan Observer (link opens in a new window)

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financial inclusion, gender equality, Pakistan, poverty alleviation, South Asia, trade