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Placing beneficiaries at the heart of interventions results in successful programming for Transgenders

UNDP Pakistan has been keen on using innovative approaches to make programming more consultative and responsive to needs on ground. Ensuring that beneficiaries are at the heart of any intervention and…  


‘Learning from the Grassroots’: Developing Pathways for Youth Engagement in Religious Seminaries of Pakistan

Madrassahs have historically served as centres of learning for clerics and religious scholars. In Pakistan, they have gained ascendency as welfare institutes, providing food, learning, shelter, and…  


Bringing the unheard voices and unwritten stories to the fore

Alisha is part of UNDP’s Youth Empowerment Programme which supports youth development through investment in the 3E Framework (Education, Engagement and Employment). To mainstream and ensure inclusion…  


Youth Development through investment in 3Es: A priority of Young Parliamentarians of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A two-day workshop reviewed data/statistics pertaining to youth, key roles of parliamentarians, youth needs (from research reports and experience of parliamentarians with general communities and needs…  


Looking at the Glass Half Full: “Naming and Faming” Pakistan’s Most Honest Officials

The crowd was abuzz with chatter at the Crowning Ceremony of Integrity Idol 2018. Government officials, senior political representatives, foreign dignitaries and excited citizens had shown up to…  


How to harness space for youth-led innovation in Pakistan: can an innovation challenge help us?

There is often a wealth of untapped problem-solving potential hidden within young people – at UNDP we wanted to harness this for positive social impact. We teamed-up to design an initiative that would…  


Young People have arrived in the policy circle – what next?

Being the largest chunk of Pakistan’s population (64%), young people are seen as agents of change – a group which if given the opportunity can re-shape the future of the country. It is indeed a…  


Using mobile technology to reach budding entrepreneurs in rural communities – can we do it?

Pakistan’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is abuzz. Although still in its nascent stages, more young people are becoming entrepreneurs and forming start-ups to take control of their future employment. The…  


‘Positive deviants’ in Pakistan & their strategies for success: behavioural insights on how women overcome restrictive social norms

Pakistani women face challenges in accessing education and employment opportunities across the country, but the lack of opportunities for the women of the newly merged districts in KP is especially…  


Human Development in Pakistan

Pakistan has experienced a marginal increase in the value of HDI from 0.560 last year to 0.562 in 2017. However, over the years Pakistan has indeed seen greater progress in its Human Development…  

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