BRACE Programme in Balochistan
Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment (BRACE) Programme is a five-year European Union-funded rural development programme, implemented by the Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN), National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) in close collaboration with the Government of Balochistan (GoB). The Programme is designed to benefit 2.7 million citizens in 257 Union Councils of nine districts of Balochistan namely Jhal Magsi, Kech, Khuzdar, Killa Abdullah, Loralai, Pishin, Washuk, Zhob, and Duki. The BRACE Programme aims at reducing the negative impact of economic deprivation, poverty and social inequality, and improving livelihoods and access to basic services by mobilising local communities towards reinforced resilience and building the capacity of local authorities and the government to partner with communities for effective service delivery. The Programme also envisages providing technical assistance for GoB to institutionalise the community led development approaches, to achieving the aforementioned objectives in target rural communities, by development of a strategic policy framework.