Unlocking Investments beyond Priority Sectors

Policy reforms and innovative pilots to unlock investments beyond the priority sectors

SEED plans to intervene both in terms of policy reforms and investment mobilization in economic and functional sectors which are currently not covered in the priority map of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The programme will explore impediments and opportunities in these areas and will propose interventions pertaining to advocacy with Government counterparts, policy reforms and avenues of investment.

Key Interventions

SEED is currently brainstorming with the private sector on the use of digital technologies in transport services. A “trailblazer working group” is commissioned in order to help set direction. The group includes representatives from current ride hailing service providers in the country, such as Uber, Careem, Airlift and Swvl. In parallel, conversations with key government stakeholders are helping map the situation on ground, and sound off the ideas for implementation from the trailblazer group

As another cutting-edge interventions, SEED is facilitating implementation of a “Regulatory Guillotine” in KP, an international best practice to quickly streamline regulations by removing unnecessary ones, and by lowering compliance burden for businesses.

SEED is enabling Agri-business Trailblazer to support agriculture value chain which offers promising prospects for achieving results in short to medium term. Agri-trailblazer will enable variety of support throughout the value chain, from cultivation to harvest and post-harvest technology, and storage to processing, marketing and access to international markets. Investment trailblazer group for agri-business with have representation from large local food companies like Lays, Shezan and Mitchells

SEED has planned to conduct pilot interventions in areas of urban slums development and women entrepreneurship; these will be flagship projects demonstrating SEED’s focus on social inclusion and climate change. Another pilot project will be conducted on heritage conservation. These pilots will be driven by stakeholder dialogues to assess obstructions, identify gaps and recommend areas of intervention.

The programme has also planned diagnostic deep dives in two areas; start-up eco-system and IT Parks, considering potential of these areas to accelerate economic growth. Diagnostic deep dives will provide deeper understanding of barriers and opportunities at the provincial level, will inform formulation of strategies and advocacy forums to make KP an attractive place for transformational entrepreneurs.

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Sponsors & Stakeholders

SEED is funded by United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and implemented by Adam Smith International Pakistan in partnership with  Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.