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Kamyab Jawan: Youth Empowerment Programme

Pakistan is one of the youngest countries in the world. According to the Pakistan National Human Development Report, 64% of the population is under the age of 30 and around 29% is between the ages of…  


‘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…  


Safe Drinking Water Scheme Provides Relief to Local Residents in Gilgit-Baltistan

With the magnificence and scale of its size and beauty, the mountainous regions in Gilgit-Baltistan are an attractive destination for tourists. Sadly, few are aware of the hardships faced by the…  


Well-researched national policies can lead to sustainable urbanization: UNDP’s new report

The benefits of urbanization can be fully reaped if well-researched national policies and plans are put into place,’ finds the latest issue of Development Advocate Pakistan on ‘Sustainable…  


UNDP Inaugurates Water Recycling Plant at a Car Service Station in Balochistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with private sector partners inaugurated a water recycling plant at Byco service station in Quetta. The newly installed water…  


Review of the Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) and Integrated Development Strategy (IDS) of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

“The report presents a concise review of the KP Government’s Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) and Integrated Development Strategy (IDS) 2014-18 drawing key lessons for improved…  


Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNDP sign new agreement to protect millions of people from dangerous glacial lake outburst floods in Northern Pakistan

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Letter of Agreement today to initiate progress on the Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF-II) project…  


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…  


UN Assistant Administrator and Director Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concludes 4-day visit to Pakistan

Assistant Administrator and Director Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Haoliang Xu has visited Pakistan on a 4-day official visit.  


Sustainable Urbanization

Pakistan has the highest rate of urbanization in South Asia. According to the 2017 Population Census, 36.4 percent of the population lives in urban areas. In 1998, this figure stood at 32.5 percent.…  

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