Research & Publications

  • 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.

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 2Jul 27, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 2In 2015, the 7th National Finance Commission Award (NFCA) will conclude its ve year term. Deliberations on the 8th NFCA have already begun. As we transition to the new NFCA, it is important to take stock of the achievements and failures of the current award, and its impact on the future of development policy and Pakistan's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The 7th NFCA was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. First, it generated an unparalleled political consensus on the NFC process. The political process which underpinned it was participatory and inclusive, with a broad buy-in characteristic of a truly democratic development process. Second, it introduced much needed structural changes to how funding was distributed between provinces. For the rst time, the criterion for distribution was not based on population alone but on multiple indicators including poverty.

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

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

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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.