British Council vows to make big investment in Pakistan

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British Council vows to make big investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The British Council has announced to make a big investment in Pakistan for empowering women and girls.

As per the media report, British Council will invest Rs 200 million in Pakistan through the Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme mainly to empower women and girls, foster youth employment and support disabled persons.

According to a statement, the programme will be delivered across five priority countries; Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia and Brazil as well as the UK.

To address challenges in emerging economies, the British Council programme draws on two of the UK’s key assets; Social Enterprise and the Creative Industries. The Creative Industries alone contribute over £75bn to the UK economy and 1.8 million jobs. As many as 70,000 social enterprises contribute £24bn to the UK economy and sustain over one million jobs.

The British Council will invest Rs 200 million over the next two years to help grow the contribution social and creative enterprises make, nurture the people who run them and the policy which supports them, to the economy.