The European Union

Our support for sustainable development goals puts partnership at the centre of all aspects of our work. Our bilateral development partners including the European Union have made strong endorsements to help Pakistan on human development.

The European Union and UNDP co-operate on programmes in over ninety countries. The partnership between the European Union and UNDP is very significant for our development work in Pakistan.

Currently, the European Union is funding UNDP’s programme on sustainable rural development in the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. This support from the EU is helping refugees and internally displaced people and strengthening the government’s governance and public service delivery, in improving the living standard of those who have hosted or are still hosting Afghan refugees.

The EU is also funding our project on Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan. The support from the EU helped with the preparation of Pakistan’s general elections and also enhanced the capacities of the officials of the Election Commission for the conduct of elections in May 2013.

Our past collaboration on projects includes the Post Floods Early Recovery programme. For recovery and restoration of communities in the 2010 flood-affected districts across the country, UNDP and the Government of Pakistan launched a US$90 million Early Recovery Programme (ERP). The European Union contributed US$20 million to this programme. This support played an essential role in reaching out to 4,000 villages across the country, benefiting more than 5.5 million people in 29 most-affected districts, adopting an area-based development approach to early recovery with a special focus on women. In addition to this, the EU has also funded the Support to National Elections 2008; Community Based Livelihood Recovery Programme and Support to Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper II Formulation.

The work of UNDP Pakistan is made possible by the personal, financial, and professional commitments of its international and national partners. We actively engage in an array of development partnerships with all stakeholders, both national and international, working together in all phases of the development cycle, from programme design, implementation, review and revision, to lessons learned and best practices. Our partners play a crucial role in promoting and financing strategies that will enhance the capacity of developing countries to attain the millennium development goals.

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Photo Gallery of the EU funded RAHA programme


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