Research & Publications

  • Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 2Jul 28, 2016Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 3, Issue 2Escaping the Inequality Trap: One of the world's great achievements of the past decades is the significant fall in global poverty. Between 1990 and 2012 the proportion of humanity living under USD 1.90 a day fell by more than one billion people, driven in a large part by China's efforts. Despite this tremendous achievement, income inequality has increased both within and across countries. Today, 16 percent of the global population earns 55 percent of its income, while 72 percent of the world's poor account for just over one percent of wealth.

  • 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 - Volume 2, Issue 3Dec 27, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan - Volume 2, Issue 3Integration 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 1Apr 14, 2015Development Advocate Pakistan: Volume 2, Issue 1These 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.

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

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 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.