Democratic Governance

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. more

Our Goals

We aim to build effective and capable governance institutions that are accountable and transparent, inclusive and responsive — from elections to participation of women and the poor. UNDP provides strategic support to institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, working in areas such as decentralization, civic education, rule of law, transparency and women's political empowerment. more

Democratic Governance

Our efforts are strengthening participatory federalism, enhancing good governance and accountability, and improving service delivery.

Our Stories of Change

  • Community Policing was introduced in Malakand district to help increase citizens’ confidence in their interactions with police.

    The First Woman Police Master Trainer in KP Province

    “When I joined the police force, my uncle told me not to enter the village in uniform, saying he will feel embarrassed telling people his niecemore

Projects and Initiatives

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. more

Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand

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. The project is supporting sustainable peace through improved access to justice for women and men in the Malakand division through effective and accountable justice and security service delivery. more

Strengthening Participatory Federalism and Decentralization

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. more

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. more

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Featured Publications
Federalism: 18th Amendment Report

The report highlights the challenges, implementation gaps, and opportunities regarding the implementation of the 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan. The report has two major sections: i) The basis of a new vision of Federalism and ii) Provincial Progress and Perspectives.

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Photographs: Dialogue with Political Parties on Federalism & Democratic Devolution
First-ever Mobile Court Bus Launched in Pakistan
Women Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan