Research & Publications

  • Multidimensional Poverty in PakistanJun 20, 2016Multidimensional Poverty in PakistanIn accordance with the Government's commitment to eradicate poverty, this report presents Pakistan's first national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) based on the Alkire- Foster methodology. It has three dimensions: education, health and living standards. To tailor the measure to Pakistan's context and public policy priorities, 15 indicators were used for this national measure, instead of the 10 employed for the global measure. Within these 15 indicators, three indicators are included under the dimension of education (years of schooling, child school attendance, and educational quality), four under health (access to health facilities/clinics/Basic Health Units (BHU), immunisation, ante-natal care, and assisted delivery) and eight under living standards (water, sanitation, walls, overcrowding, electricity, cooking fuel, assets, and a land/livestock indicator specifically for rural areas). Each of the three dimensions carries an equal weight of 1/3 of the MPI. The weights of the component indicators within each dimension are equal unless another justification is provided, as outlined in Section 2.1.3. Overall, a person must be deprived in 1/3 of these weighted indicators to be identified as multidimensionally poor.

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  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 1Apr 26, 2016Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 1The world continues to confront significant threats from extremist groups resorting to violent means to advance their agenda–be it ideological, religious or political. The kidnapping of school girls, the brutal murder of innocent civilians or the bombing of cultural and religious places are used by extremists to terrorize, expand their grip on territory, control resources and illegal trade or compel states in adopting some of their agendas.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan - Issue 7Dec 27, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan - Issue 7Integration of FATA: now is the time - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are at the forefront of public attention and this time for mostly good reasons. The ongoing military operation has delivered against violent groups contributing to a substantial reduction of violence in the country during the last year – up to 50% according to data from the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies. Internal displacement caused by the operation swelled to 302 thousand families but since then 36% have returned home and more are expected soon.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 4Feb 24, 2016Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 42015 will be remembered for two landmark global agreements. In September, UN member states endorsed the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Later in the year, 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in France.

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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 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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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.