• Climate Budget Review Guide Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
    Apr 25, 2018

    The Guide starts with an overview of Climate Finance and the critical role it plays in enabling action to curtail global warming and build the resilience of countries and communities to climate induced impacts. Effective climate response requires linking policy and resources, and the Guide discusses the emergence of Climate Responsive Budgeting (CRB) as an approach to aligning public finance with the climate change interests and priorities of government. Summarizing KP’s Climate Finance context, the Guide describes some of the measures taken by the provincial government to address them, as well as local climate change risks and impacts. According to a Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) commissioned by the UNDP, 8.9% of KP’s total budgetary reflected climate activities related to mitigation and adaptation in the financial year 2015/2016.

  • Pakistan National Human Development Report
    Apr 24, 2018

    The Report focuses on the youth as a critical force for shaping human development, because Pakistan currently has the largest generation of young people ever in its history, with about two-thirds of the total population under 30 years of age. This includes children under 15 who will be tomorrow's youth. While, youth cohort defined as those between 15-29 years of age, currently forms nearly a third of the country's total population.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 4, Issue 3
    Apr 16, 2018

    The rule of law is the defining relation between society and the state. It is the ultimate condition in which citizens and the state are held accountable to a set of laws that are, as Kofi Annan, the Secretary- General of the United Nations wrote in 2004, “publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards.”

  • GENDER EQUALITY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Pakistan Case Study
    Mar 2, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have recognized the utility and effectiveness of the UN system ‘delivering as one’. By effectively leveraging mandates and capacities, UNDP and UN Women are together prepared to support efforts to accelerate progress towards women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in public institutions, a prerequisite for sustainable development.

  • Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Analytical Basis and Policy Framework
    Feb 18, 2018

    The report provides evidence-based recommendations for combating many of the diverse challenges Pakistan faces, calling for equitable growth through participatory development, reducing regional disparities, providing universal health, education and social security, and mobilizing women and youth in the workforce. It also recommends regional cooperation to battle climate change, and comprehensive planning to rehabilitate and manage water infrastructure.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 4, Issue 2
    Dec 7, 2017

    Much has happened following the previous issue of the Development Advocate on FATA mainstreaming. While earlier, reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were discussed, now the Government has begun to make those tough decisions needed to bring reform, through acting on the recommendations of the Committee on FATA Reforms. If the quality of life of communities in tribal areas is to be improved, fundamental reforms are required, and we in UNDP appreciate the Committee's resolve to settle the political, economic, and legal issues which have kept FATA out of the mainstream, through a nationally owned and driven process. The Committee's recommendations – varying from extending the country's justice system to the introduction of elected local government and fasttrack economic development – would do much to address the myriad issues faced by the people of FATA. If implemented successfully, these reforms will open a path towards social and economic development for the region and its people. Independent polls and media reports suggest that the plans have widespread support from a population currently under served by the status quo.

  • The Vulnerability of Pakistan’s Water Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change: Identification of gaps and recommendations for action
    Oct 25, 2017

    Concern has been growing in recent years regarding the potential impact of climate change on Pakistan’s already stressed water resources. Rising temperatures, increasing saltwater intrusion in coastal areas, a growing threat of glacier lake outburst floods, more intense rainfall, and changes in monsoon and winter rainfall patterns are just some of the ways in which climate change is expected to affect Pakistan’s hydrologic resources. These risks amplify an already problematic situation given that Pakistan is among the most waterstressed countries in the world. Per capita access to surface and groundwater sources is expected to continue to decline in the decades ahead, driven largely by rapid population growth and urbanization.

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