Pakistan is at a crossroads. It is the 6th largest country in the world by population, but over 60% of Pakistanis live on less than $2 USD per day. Myriad challenges stand in the way of Pakistan’s development – corruption, illiteracy, natural disasters, and an energy crisis just to name a few – and despite billions of dollars in foreign aid each year, these problems still manage to persist.
The next phase of development in Pakistan must take a drastically different direction, a direction guided by a new generation of Pakistani leaders who are willing to challenge broken systems, who possess an unwavering moral compass, and who can see opportunity where others see only challenges. Acumen’s Pakistan Fellows Program is providing the opportunity for emerging leaders to receive world-class training and collaborate with like-minded individuals so that they can be the change that Pakistan needs.