The grant worth 467.03 million Pakistani rupees (USD5.5 million) that the U.K. is set to award for a development project in Pakistan will be spent mostly for consultancy, the Daily Times learned from the project’s official document. The project seeks to strengthen the statistics division of Pakistan’s finance ministry. It will focus on collection, relevance, processing and data dissemination.
The project will be fully financed by the U.K. Department for international Development and implemented by Adam Smith International U.K. Working documents state that some 446 million Pakistani rupees will be allotted for consultancy spending, while the remaining 21 million Pakistani rupees will cover equipment purchase and operation costs. Up to 70 consultants will be tapped for the short- and long-term implementation of the project, the Daily Times notes.