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Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Programme

IATI Identifier: GB-COH-2732176-7260

Published on IATI
  • date_range Mar 02, 2020 - Oct 06, 2025
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Programme (SEED) will provide £37.5 million over seven years (2018/19 – 2024/2025) to support provincial economic development and sustainable energy in Pakistan. It will support the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), to plan and finance the infrastructure and investment it needs for growth, jobs and prosperity. The programme will also address Pakistan’s energy crisis by providing innovative financial solutions to industry for the adoption of sustainable energy practices. The Supplier will act as the lead technical assistance provider to implement Component 1 ‐ Improved Economic and Urban Planning in KPK Pakistan of SEED programme. The total budget for services to be provided under this contract will be £15 million. Pakistan is growing but is performing worse in terms of economic development than its South Asian and lower middle‐income country peers. Investment is just 16% of GDP compared to 25% in these other groups. Pakistan is urbanising fast – but urbanisation is not delivering higher levels of investment or increasing productivity. Provincial governments’ capacity to plan and manage investments effectively and an unreliable, expensive and unsustainable energy supply are two fundamental constraints to inclusive economic growth. Following a constitutional amendment in 2010, there is an increasing role for subnational governments in delivering economic and urban development. KPK is fragile economically and socially but also presents opportunities. The demands on its resources are also growing, with the recently announced merger with the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). KPK needs early support to integrate itself with Pakistan’s growth centres – Punjab and Sindh – and to benefit from China Pakistan Economic Corridor investments. KPK’s yearly development budget in core economic development sectors alone is larger than DFID’s programme in Pakistan. We can support the KPK Government to meet these challenges by strengthening the systems and institutions responsible for promoting the province’s economic development. Driven by stronger institutions, and a growing economy, KPK will be better able to converge, economically and socially, with Punjab.

  • Decentralisation and support to subnational government

  • Energy sector policy, planning and administration

Participating Organisations

UK - Department for International Development (DFID) Government Funding


Transaction Value Provider
Type Date


19,147,070 USD
  • 2,447,683 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 01, 2021
  • 2,689,071 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2021 - Mar 01, 2022
  • 2,689,071 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2022 - Mar 01, 2023
  • 2,689,071 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024
  • 2,689,071 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 01, 2025
  • 1,794,029 GBP (Valued at Mar 02, 2020)
    date_range Mar 02, 2025 - Oct 06, 2025
access_time Updated on Apr 15, 2020 16:49:33
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