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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…  


JS Bank and UNDP Pakistan sign a MoU for Microentrepreneurial Growth to Enhance Youth Empowerment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan and JS Bank, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a framework for supporting micro entrepreneurial initiatives initiated…  


The FATA Transition and Recovery Programme (FTRP)

UNDP through its FATA Transition and Recovery Programme (FTRP) is supporting the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in implementing the recommendations of the FATA Reforms Committee Report and the…  


Farisa Memon: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Multi-Ethnic Neighbourhoods of Karachi

Farisa Memon is a 27 year old volunteer social worker from Saadi Town, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Karachi. Farisa started her social mobilization work by encouraging local young women to enrol in…  


The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme agree to scale up youth empowerment initiatives

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative a.i. Ignacio Artaza and his team briefed the Prime Minister and his Special Assistant on UNDP’s Kamyab Jawan:…  


JAPAN SUPPORTS VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, SINDH AND BALOCHISTAN

Japan has announced its contribution of US$10.6 million to fight malnutrition, improve livelihoods and increase resilience to natural disasters in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan…  


School of Hope: Education for the Underprivileged

The goal to achieve Universal Primary Education in Pakistan is hampered by insufficient number of schools, teacher absenteeism, and poor quality of education. These governance related challenges…  


Solar Powered Plant brings Clean Drinking Water to a Remote Village in Balochistan

For the past decade or so, Balochistan province has been affected by recurring droughts. Lack of water availability forced many people to migrate to distant towns—the situation deteriorated to a…  


Rehabilitation efforts bring children back to school

Until less than a year ago, Sakina Bibi and Zabihullah, still in the early years of childhood, spent their days running household errands — a sharp contrast to the carefree lives led by most children…  


Providing relief to small-scale farmers in the drought-affected Noshki District

For almost fifteen years, close to 12 million people living in the Southwestern province of Balochistan have been affected by water scarcity. With extreme levels of poverty and unemployment in many…  

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