Poverty Reduction

  • Area Development Programme in BalochistanArea Development Programme in BalochistanThe 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 MonitoringStrengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy MonitoringThe 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 IndustryPromoting Employment and Productivity in the Garment IndustryThis 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.

  • Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas ProgrammeRefugee Affected and Hosting Areas ProgrammeRefugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) is a Joint Programme Component within the UN Delivering as One. This project aims at ensuring peaceful coexistence of Afghan refugees, who are well documented, with the local communities until the situation in Afghanistan becomes conducive to their return. The programme also aims at strengthening the Government of Pakistan's governance and public service delivery.

  • Mountains and Markets: Biodiversity & Business in Northern AreasMountains and Markets: Biodiversity & Business in Northern AreasThis 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.


UNDP collaborates with government authorities, public and private sectors as well as civil society for promoting human development, reducing poverty, addressing economic and social inequalities, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Economic growth will not reduce poverty, improve equality and produce jobs unless it is inclusive. UNDP works to make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities.

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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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