What We Do

We are on the ground in 177 countries including Pakistan, working with governments and people on local solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP Pakistan is a key development partner supporting the Government of Pakistan in achieving its own development objectives as well as the internationally agreed, anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Our Goals

The goal of UNDP is to support the successive national and provincial governments in Pakistan in the formulation of national strategies and policies and their effective implementation. UNDP Pakistan does this through supporting the capacity development of institutions, strengthening community mobilization, assisting early recovery from disasters and internal displacements, reducing poverty, ensuring gender equity, improving environmental and climate change management, advocating and supporting equitable income generation policies and empowering legislatures and parliament.

UNDP in Pakistan

We work collectively with the Government and people of Pakistan, developing and supporting nationally-driven solutions to poverty reduction and improving livelihoods and resilience. Our work encompasses four thematic areas: Democratic Governance; Crisis Prevention & Recovery; Environment & Climate Change; Poverty Reduction and Development Policies. We are working countrywide with a particular focus on Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

Our Stories

  • 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
    Empowering Women

    “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

  • With support from the European Union, more than 80 percent girls in the village in Balochistan have been enrolled after rehabilitation of the school. Photo: UNDP Pakistan

    Women's Organisation brings education to girls in Balochistan

    “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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Projects and Initiatives

Women Elections

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. more

Rule of law

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 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

glaciers mountains

Reducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

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

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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UNDP Country Programme 2013-2017

Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to achieve Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for sustainable development.  

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Programme Areas

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.  

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Featured Publications
UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2013

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 - Volume 1;Issue II

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.

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