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“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
“I belong to a province where development indicators have not shown any substantive progress, so I intend to go back and work on social development asmore
“I want to become a teacher after completing my education,” says 9-year old Kulsoom, a student of fifth grade in the Government Girls Primary School, inmore
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Bindo Gol is a remote valley located 65 kilometers northwest of Chitral town in Northern Pakistan. For the past ten years, climate change induced disasters have takenmore
Projects and Initiatives
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
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. more
In Partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan Metrological department, Government of Pakistan, the project seeks to develop the human and technical capacity of public institutions & local communities to understand and address immediate glacial lake outburst flood risks in Gilgit & Chitral District. A glacial lake outburst flood is a type of outburst flood that occurs when the dam containing a glacial lake fails. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
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
Our 2013 Annual Report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and cenvironment and climate change and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.
Development Advocate Pakistan provides a platform for the excahnge of ideas on key development issues and challenges in Pakistan. Focusing on a specific development theme in each edition, this quarterly publication fosters public discourse and presents varying perspectives from civil society, academia, government and devlopment partners.
News and Press Releases
- 20 Jun 2016:UNDP helps bring climate change into the Federal Budget for 2016–2017
- 20 Jun 2016:Pakistan’s new poverty index reveals that 4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty
- 15 Jun 2016:Data for peace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa experts and policymakers explore open data in governance through the virtual platform
- 09 Jun 2016:With UNDP support, Peshawar mayor joins the regional conversation on innovative solutions to urban problems
- 30 May 2016:Enhancing women’s participation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly
- 16 May 2016:Pakistan held its first National Steering Committee meeting for Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)