Our Projects

Democratic Governance

  • Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes

    The 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 Province

    The 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.

  • Decentralization and Local Governance

    The 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.

  • Governance Reforms and Innovation

     This initiative provides support to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform for public sector reforms and innovation for improved performance and service delivery, citizen’s satisfaction and reducing multi-dimensional.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • FATA Economic Revitalization Programme

    This programme focuses on three agencies of FATA (North and South Waziristan and Khyber), aiming to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities leading to long-term economic growth of FATA, mobilizing communities, entrepreneurs and local authorities, to identify and invest in areas of high demand and potential to sustain return.

  • Fostering Resilient Communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    The project aims to promote peace building and social cohesion in crisis affected areas through the rehabilitation of community basic infrastructure and to improve access of affected communities to basic services and facilities by restoring and rehabilitating community physical infrastructure.

  • Disaster Risk Management Support

    Due to the crucial need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, the project was initiated to support the government and other stakeholders in drafting a five year programme under the UN One Programme-II (OP-II). The project aims to formulate a disaster risk management programme and provide operational and technical support to the national, provincial and district disaster management authorities.

  • FATA Transition and Recovery Programme

    The Early Recovery Assistance Framework (ERAF) is designed to effectively respond to the needs of the dislocated population of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), with primary focus on restoring social, physical, institutional and economic systems in the region.

  • Youth Empowerment Programme

    More than 31% of Pakistanis are aged between 15 and 29 years. This ‘youth bulge’ provides unique opportunities for the country’s social and economic uplift whereby the latent potential of young people can be harnessed by providing openings for growth and personal development. Unfortunately, lack of youth focussed development in Pakistan has made young people vulnerable to violence and conflict, a situation exacerbated by the volatile security situation in the country.

Environment and Climate Change

  • Scaling-up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction in Northern Pakistan

    The Scaling-up of GLOF risk reduction in Northern Pakistan (GLOF-II) project is a continuation of the four-year ‘Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from GLOF in Northern Pakistan’ (GLOF-I) project. GLOF-I helped vulnerable communities prepare for and mitigate GLOF risks through early warning systems, enhanced infrastructure and community-based disaster risk management.

  • Sustainable Land Management to Combat Desertification

    The project aims to combat land degradation & desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore degraded ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. Phase-I has been designed to implement United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and for combating land degradation & desertification in Pakistan with the involvement of key stakeholders.

  • Mountains and Markets

    This project uses voluntary certification of non-timber forest products as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and strengthen existing conservation efforts with innovative market-based mechanisms. The project develops community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly non-timber forest products in Northern Pakistan and stimulates market demand for these products thereby creating new economic incentives for conservation.

  • Promoting Sustainable Transport

    This project aims to provide technical assistance to reduce the growth of energy consumption & related greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector in Pakistan, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions and trade competitiveness. It is helping in improving urban environmental conditions including air quality, urban mobility and city aesthetics as well as enhancing energy security.

  • Improvement of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) Management System as Model for Mountain Ecosystems in Northern Pakistan

    the main aim is to promote the governance of mountain ecosystems in northern Pakistan by improving ecological services, conserving nature, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and developing an effective response to climate change. Specifically, the project will focus on consolidating CKNP's management system, extending it to Deosai National Park (DNP), delineating a corridor that connects the two sites, and adding priority sites adjacent to DNP that are ecologically important but have not been officially recognized or made part of management planning. All of this will further necessitate the strengthening of capacity in both custodian government departments and local communities, to be part of solutions to emerging challenges and implement effective strategies to cope with climate change.

Poverty Reduction

  • 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.

  • Strengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy Monitoring

    The Project aims at strengthening institutional capacities of public officials for (i) results-based monitoring and evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy at federal and provincial levels, (ii) gender responsive planning and budgeting, (iii) Improving pro-poor public resource allocation and spending, (iv) improving contribution of public officials in informed decision making at policy level to make policies more gender responsive and (v) improving the tracking system for pro-poor expenditure to enhance gender responsive resource allocation and planning processes.

  • Promoting Employment and Productivity in the Garment Industry

    This project aims to increase incomes and employment opportunities for youth and women and enhanced productivity in the garment/home textiles industry. Policy research, capacity development of small and medium enterprises and institutional strengthening to support sustainable growth in the textile sector have been identified as focus areas for the project.

  • Mountains and Markets: Biodiversity & Business in Northern Areas

    This project uses voluntary certification of non-timber forest products as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and strengthen existing conservation efforts with innovative market-based mechanisms. The project develops community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly non-timber forest products in Northern Pakistan and stimulates market demand for these products thereby creating new economic incentives for conservation.

Women's Empowerment

  • Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan

    The 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

    The project is assisting in promoting the rule of law through provision of support to the justice and security sectors in Malakand, 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.

  • Promoting Employment & Productivity in the Garment Industry

    This project aims to increase incomes and employment opportunities for youth and women and enhanced productivity in the garment/home textiles industry. Policy research, capacity development of small and medium enterprises and institutional strengthening to support sustainable growth in the textile sector have been identified as focus areas for the project.

  • Strengthening Democracy Through Parliamentary Development

    This 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.

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