Research & Publications

  • Development Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 4Development Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 4Dec 16, 2014Electoral Reforms in Pakistan: Perspectives and Opportunities

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1, Issue 1Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1, Issue 1Jan 29, 2014A New Way Forward for Local Governance in Pakistan?

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1 Issue 2Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1 Issue 2Jun 25, 2014Making Education Work: The Governance Conundrum

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1, Issue 3Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 1, Issue 3Oct 23, 2014The Political Economy of the Budget

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 1Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 1Apr 14, 2015These days, Pakistan has a reason to celebrate. It is the fifth anniversary of its 18th constitutional amendment. But is it just an amendment or a constitutional revolution? Only two years after the end of military rule the country deconstructed its state order and reinvented provincial autonomy under a federal roof. With the 18th amendment, Pakistan has given itself in April 2010, a contemporary, democratic and federal state order, which allows the country to build decentralized and local government structures. Now, five years after the amendment, it is possible to hold democratic elections at the federal, provincial and local levels and provides an unprecedented opportunity for Pakistan to consolidate its democracy after the centrist regime.

Our Results
UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2014

the UNDP Pakistan’s results in 2014, the second of our five year Country Programme. At the local level we increased the resilience of communities to withstand shocks – whether manmade, such as displacement and violence, or those caused by natural disasters and climate change. At the institutional level we engaged public officials to strengthen systems and processes, and to increase capacity of public institutions to deliver for the citizens they serve.

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Human Development
Human Development Report 2014

The 2014 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

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Our Results
UNDP Pakistan's Annual Report 2013

Our report shows how we deliver results through programmes in Pakistan on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and climate change.