LACIP aims to contribute to the improvement of the general living conditions and quality of life of the poor population in the eight selected project districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; while focusing on the poorest populations. The selected project districts are presently considered sensitive due to recent history of violent conflict and a likely risk of being engulfed with such troubles again. Large areas in these districts were also affected by floods of 2010. It was expected that a tangible improvement of the living conditions of the poor in these districts would contribute to reduce the risk of further social and political unrest, instability, further marginalization of poor and an exponential increase in poverty. The identification and selection of union councils, villages and target communities was carried out using the Poverty Score Card (PSC). A situation analysis of the infrastructure and an analysis of institutions present in the identified union councils have also been carried out. At least 50% coverage of the rural households has remained mandatory in a selected UC to comply with the saturation approach stipulated by PPAF.
The District Charsadda is located in the western region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and is surrounded by the Malakand District on the north, the Mardan District on the east, Nowshera and Peshawar Districts on the south and the Mohmand Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on the west. It was once part of the kingdom of Gandhara. Presently, the District covers an area of 996 square kilometers and is administratively subdivided in to two Tehsils which contain a total number of 46 Union Councils. Majority of the district population is Pashtuns.
The District Swabi lies between the rivers of Indus and Kabul. It is highlighted
as the fourth most populous district of province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.
It was once part of the Gandhara civilization and contains many important archaeological
sites. The District covers an area of 1,543 square kilometers 1,543 and is subdivided
into four Tehsils which contain a total number of 56 Union Councils.
Swabi specializes in the cash crop of Tobacco, along with various other crops such as vegetables, wheat, sugar cane and maize due to the land being highly fertile in the region.
District Buner is located on the Peshawar valley border of province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It is a small mountain valley, consisting of villages and divided into 4 sub-divisions, 6 Tehsils and 4 sub-Tehsils. Buner comprises of a total area of 1,865 square kilometers.
4. D.I. Khan
The District Dera Ismail Khan is the most southern district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is bordered on the east by the Mianwali and Bhakkar Districts of Punjab, to the southwest by South Waziristan District, and to the northwest by Tank and Lakki Marwat Districts. D.I. Khan has an area of 7,326 square kilometers. The District is subdivided into 5 Tehsils which hold a total number of 47 Union Councils.
Chitral is the largest and northern most District of the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
in Pakistan. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the East, with Kunar, Badakshan
and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan to the North and West, and with districts
Swat and Dir to the South. Chitral comprises of a total area of 14,850 square kilometers.
There are total 6 Tehsils and 24 union-councils in the district.
The people of Chitral have a great ethnic diversity; Khow, and Kalash tribes are major ethnic groups.
District Haripur is located in the Hazara region of province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It lies at an altitude of around 610 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level. The district borders Abbottabad District to the north east, Mansehra District in the north-east, the Punjab to the south east, the Buner to the north-west and Swabi to the west and also the Federal Capital of Islamabad in the south. The District Haripur comprises of a total area of 1,725 square kilometers. As of 2005, Haripur District has the third highest Human Development Index of all the districts in Pakistan.
Nowshera District is one of the most fertile, peaceful and strategically located
central districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of the Islamic Republic of
Pakistan. The district was a part of Afghanistan as Nowkhaar Province till it was
annexed into British India via the Durand Line Agreement.
It is also one of the largest cities of the province and lies on the Grand Trunk Road at 27 miles due east of Peshawar. It comprises of a total area of 1,748 square km and is divided into 47 Union Councils and 5 provincial seats.
District Abbottabad is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of the Islamic Republic
of Pakistan having Neighbouring districts as Mansehra to the north, Muzaffarabad
to the east, Haripur to the west, and Rawalpindi to the south. The district covers
an area of 1,967 square kilometer with the city of Abbottabad being the principal
The district has one Tehsils and 46 Union Councils.