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Coming together to protect the planet!

The impacts of environment and climate change cut across several dimensions of life and have far-reaching consequences on the quality of life and well-being for billions of people across the globe. A…  


Building inclusive societies

“…. without equality and empowerment, we will simply perpetuate today’s paradigm: trying to address all the world’s challenges with only half the world’s assets,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General…  


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…  


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…  


Leveraging Technology for Human Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward an integrated, broad and ambitious plan for global action on sustainable development. With such ambitious targets, the need for innovative and…  


Leveraging Technology for Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward an integrated, broad and ambitious plan for global action on sustainable development. With such zealous targets, the need for innovative and…  


SDC and UNDP Collaborate to Foster Evidence-Based Development Policy in Pakistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) today signed an agreement that will help ensure that Pakistan’s efforts to achieve its…  


The People’s Republic of China and UNDP Pakistan sign US$4 million agreement to support crisis-affected areas of FATA and Balochistan

Islamabad, 02 February 2018 — In a unique example of south-south collaboration, the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a US$4 million…  


Engage, innovate, co-create

The energy was infectious at the National Incubation Centre, in Islamabd, where young people had gathered to design solutions for the start-up ecosystem in Pakistan. The event was first of its kind…  


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