About UNDP in Pakistan


Marc-André Franche, Country Director UNDP Pakistan discussing development issues with Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Chief Minister Balochistan. Photo: UNDP Pakistan

UNDP is a key development partner supporting the Government of Pakistan in achieving its own development objectives as well as the internationally agreed anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  UNDP promotes transformational change by fostering strategic partnerships with national counterparts in the federal, provincial and regional governments, civil society, the private sector and the local and international community.  UNDP supports transformational change by providing technical assistance focusing on developing capacity within national and local authorities, providing solutions with strong monitoring and evaluation tools, and delivering programs with maximum efficiency, transparency and accountability. 

The ultimate goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Pakistan through the broad thematic areas of democratic governance, environment and climate change, crisis prevention and recovery, development policy, poverty reduction and the empowerment of women.

What do we want to accomplish?

UNDP is working with the Government of Pakistan, civil society, national partners and the people of Pakistan to help find solutions to persistent development challenges. We work to build lasting institutional capacity, provide technical expertise to improve development outcomes, and help link the Government and people of Pakistan to innovative global solutions in areas such as improved data quality and collection, better environmental management, climate change finance and adaptation, strong and accountable governance mechanisms and capacities to respond effectively to conflict and disasters.

We continue to provide strong policy advice and advocacy on normative UN issues such as gender equality, tackling social and economic inequality, human rights and the rule of law. In responding to natural and man-made disasters and crises, UNDP works closely with the National, Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities for strengthening, capacity building and risk reduction response systems throughout Pakistan.

UNDP Pakistan promotes transformational change by fostering strategic partnerships with national counterparts in the federal, provincial and regional governments, civil society, the private sector, and the local and international community. UNDP Pakistan supports this change by providing technical assistance focusing on enhancing capacity within national and local authorities, developing solutions with strong monitoring and evaluation tools, and delivering programs with maximum efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

What are our results?


Some key results include assistance and support to 5.5 million people in more than 4,000 villages affected by the 2010 floods from activities aimed at strengthening resilience, rehabilitating communities and restoring livelihoods.

UNDP Pakistan supported the Election Commission of Pakistan in the training of 330,000 polling staff officials to ensure credibility of the polling process for the 2013 General Elections. More than 17,000 police officials were trained in election security. Around 40 million people were reached through a voter education campaign via the media, social media and Civil Society Organizations. For the first time in Pakistan, an elections results database was created containing results from polling stations.
Our Rule of Law programme takes a holistic view of the justice sector involving all the key government and non-government stakeholders.
We supported the Ministry of Climate Change and other stakeholders in developing the first ever National Climate Change Policy for Pakistan.

Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Coordinator heads the UN System in Pakistan and is also the Resident Representative for UNDP in Pakistan. The UNDP Country Office in Pakistan is led by the Country Director Mr. Marc-André Franche supported by Ms. Tracy Vienings, Deputy Country Director Programmes and Mr. Douglas Hageman, Deputy Country Director Operations.

There are four programme units in the Country Office: Crisis Prevention and Recovery; Environment and Climate Change; Democratic Governance and a  Development Policy Unit, each headed by an Assistant Country Director.

UNDP works with the Government of Pakistan and respective ministries and through our designated counterpart, the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. All UNDP Pakistan activities mentioned in the Country Programme Action Plan are approved by the Government of Pakistan.

Current Staff Count for Pakistan

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 167
UN Volunteers 2
UNDP Staff 76
Total 245

Our Consultants

As of January 1, 2012: The list of Consultants who will receive $30,000 or more from UNDP in Pakistan.

Consultant Number Project Name
Compensation in $USD
PU/IC/2012/032 Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan 70,000
PU/IC/2012/057 Early Recovery Programme 39,600
PU/IC/2012/085 Early Recovery Programme 56,540
PU/IC/2012/110 Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan 76,400
PU/IC/2012/212 Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan 31,500
Contact UNDP in Pakistan
Media Enquiries Phone: +92-51-835-5600
Email: communications.pk@undp.org Fax: +92-51-2600254-5
Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report
Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report

Pakistan's One UN Programme (OP I) was signed on 4 February 2009 in the presence of the UN Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Initially for a two-year period from 2009 to 2010, OP I was extended until December 2012 by mutual agreement of the Government of Pakistan and the UN.

 

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