Evaluation of UNDP Earthquake Programme
United Nations Agencies, particularly United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), played a crucial role in spearheading the relief efforts mainly through proving effective leadership and close involvement in sectoral cluster groups. UNDP, in close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, headed the Early Recovery Cluster and implemented a range of relief projects immediately following the catastrophe. These were aimed at meeting the immediate needs of the earthquake affected population. The relief phase transitioned into a recovery phase which continues at present. UNDP has maintained its involvement with the recovery efforts and is currently actively involved in projects that strive to build back the earthquake-stricken areas.