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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…  


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.…  


Defying all odds to serve justice

Senior Constable Meena Khan hails from Gandapur tribe of Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province where strong cultural mores prevent women from working outside their homes. Khan broke from…  


Rukhsana Bibi was served justice free of cost

Rukhsana Bibi belongs to an area in Khyber Pakhtunwa province where women lack access to fundamental rights and where rights’ violation is a common practice. Life for Rukhsana Bibi had never been…  


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…  


Deosai - Wilderness in Peril

Our planet is not only the cradle of our existence, but it is a beautiful place with the most diverse, stunning natural landscapes and alive with the most fascinating living species. Yet, often we…  


Balochistan: Challenges & Opportunities

Balochistan is the largest province in terms of size and smallest in terms of population. These distinguished features offer both challenges and opportunities for development. On the negative side,…  


Empowering rural women to support sustainable livelihoods

Life had not been easy for Bibi Hajra as a single mother. Each day started with her travelling long distances to reach houses in a relatively better-off neighbourhood — where she worked as a domestic…  


Policy Support Programme

The Policy Support Programme is designed to influence policy reform through technical and evidence-based research on key areas of Pakistan’s development challenges. Established in 2013, the…  


Generating Global Environmental Benefits from improved decision making systems and local planning systems

The newly launched Global Environmental Benefits (GEB) project is in full conformity with the needs and priorities of not only the Government of Pakistan but also with the priorities of GEF and UNDP.…  

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