Socioeconomic stabilization of vulnerable areas in Pakistan is of strategic interest and an urgent priority of the U.S. government.
Final Report: Pakistan FIRMS Project .
Project Report | December 31, 2014
The Pakistan FIRMS Project solidified the viability of small- and medium-sized businesses, their labor force, and the financial institutions that support them.
The USAID Pakistan FIRMS Project, implemented by Chemonics, strove to enhance the competitiveness of the small and medium-sized firms that represent 90 percent all enterprises, employ an estimated 80 percent of the non-agricultural labor force, and account for approximately 40 percent of GDP. FIRMS provided enterprise-level assistance, worked to improve the business enabling environment, and strengthened the institutions that support small businesses.