Democratic Governance

  • Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of PakistanElectoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of PakistanThe project was set up following a request by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the United Nations for electoral assistance. The project takes an electoral cycle approach supporting the periods before, during and after elections. The two phases of the project are Phase I: pre-elections and elections and Phase II: post-elections.

  • Strengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceStrengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceThe project is assisting in promoting the rule of law through provision of support to the justice and security sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The rule of law programme aims to improve and deepen on-going efforts to secure peace and stabilization through enhancing justice and sectarian processes. Assistance is being provided for institutional and capacity development to rule of law institutions to ensure effective and speedy provision of justice and security services.

  • Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary DevelopmentStrengthening Democracy through Parliamentary DevelopmentThis project is assisting the Parliament in strengthening its legitimate role within national governance, enhancing its administration, and providing appropriate support for Parliamentarians in carrying out their core tasks of executive oversight and law making.

  • Decentralization and Local GovernanceDecentralization and Local GovernanceThe project is aiming to contribute to strengthening the democratic processes and institutions at the federal, provincial and local levels that are responsive and accountable to citizens, and effective in equitable service delivery.


UNDP has played a key role in strengthening democratic governance in Pakistan since 2003 by providing technical advice, and by building capacity and exchanging knowledge exchange with key Ministries, the judiciary, Parliament, and the Election Commission.  With our support, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has launched a voter education campaign targeted at inclusion of youth and women, as well as a new voting results management system linking polling stations to the provincial and federal ECP offices for national and provincial elections this year. Our efforts are strengthening participatory federalism, enhancing good governance and accountability, and improving service delivery.

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  • Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan English
  • Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development English
  • Strengthening Participatory Federalism and Decentralization English
  • Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand English
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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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