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 to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2016, UNDP is continuing its work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years. more
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.
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