Our Projects

Democratic Governance

  • Jul 17, 2013

    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.

  • Aug 3, 2013

    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.

  • Aug 3, 2013

    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.

  • Aug 3, 2013

    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.

  • Sep 16, 2015

     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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region is the most marginalized region of Pakistan in terms of economic and social indicators followed by Balochistan province. Both FATA and Balochistan are also amongst regions most vulnerable to natural disasters. Located along the Pak-Afghan border, FATA region has been affected by conflict for over a decade, leading to displacement of over 300,000 families (approx. 1.6m people, of which 70% are women and children). The Government of Pakistan launched phased return of the Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs) in 2015, whereby over 270,000 families have returned to their areas of origin. Over the years, FATA has seen widespread destruction of houses, farms, livestock, private and public infrastructure (water supply, roads, schools, health centres).

Environment and Climate Change

  • New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives (3rd Generation)

    Globally the role of women is recognized in poverty reduction but has not found traction in Pakistan due to cultural barriers that prevent women from being part of decision making. The youth lack awareness about the importance of natural resources and its connection with life supporting services. The project will, hence, use social, economic and advocacy tools to disseminate awareness, build capacity and provide an institutional mechanism for access to water to promote wellbeing of all and strengthen adaptive capacity, following a gender responsive, participatory and fully transparent approach, with a view to contributing to SDG’s.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a regional project being implemented in six countries of Asia region, namely, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The project focuses largely on capacity building and assisting government, manufacturing, distributing, retail, consumer and environmental stakeholders throughout the Asian region to implement the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures available.

  • 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.

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