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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…  


UNDP Pakistan and Kashf Foundation partner to train and mentor 8,000 youth on entrepreneurship

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan and Kashf Foundation have partnered to train and mentor 8,000 young men and women in entrepreneurship skills in targeted areas of Sindh and…  


If you can dream it, you can do it

“It was a bold decision to drop out of university and start my own business, that too when I had no specialised training in the field, but I did my best to convince my father. It took an entire year…  


Paving the way to better education in Balochistan province

Coping with poverty and marginalisation has been a way of life for residents in the remote town of Bagan Baba, in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan province. For seven-year-old Shama, a resident of…  


Newsletter 16th Edition - March 2018

In 1969, when UNDP was established in its current form, the world was a different place from the one we see today. It was one dominated by two superpowers, with many countries in Africa and Asia…  


Relief packages help vulnerable families get through the winter

As a child, Zia-ul-Haq (34) contracted polio. In his remote village of Chota Bizote in Orakzai Agency of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), high quality medical care was difficult…  


FATA’s women-headed households

At ten years of age, Rahat Khan has no memory of his home in remote Orakzai Agency, in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), before it was swept by insecurity. In 2009 when he was…  

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