6 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Where we are

MDGs Status in Pakistan

Pakistan has adopted 16 targets and 41 indicators against which progress towards achieving the Eight Goals of the MDG’s is measured. Time series data available for 33 of these indicators reveal that Pakistan is on track to achieve the targets on 9 indicators, whereas its progress on 24 indicators is off track.

In MDG 1, progress on all indicators is lagging. The head count poverty (caloric plus basic needs) in Pakistan, though decreasing from 34% in 200-01 to 22.3% in 2005-06, is lagging behind the target of 13%. One of the indicators where situation has really worsened in the past 4 years is the proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption which stood at 58% in 2010/11, owing to two digit inflation (and an even higher food inflation) over the last 4 years which has significantly decreased the purchasing power of the poor.

UNDP's work in Pakistan

  • Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas Programme

    Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) is a Joint Programme Component within the UN Delivering as One. The inception of RAHA owes to the presence of three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan in the preceding three decades, resulting in social, economic and environmental consequences.more

  • Area Development Programme in Balochistan

    The Area Development Programme Balochistan project is a community-based development programme. The objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and food security through increased incomes and productive assets in the target areas.more

Targets for MDG1
  1. Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
    • Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Poverty gap ratio
    • Share of poorest quintile in national consumption
  2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
    • Growth rate of GDP per person employed
    • Employment-to-population ratio
    • Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
    • Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age
    • Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption