Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA

UNDP’s programme strategy in Pakistan is focused on Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), given the disproportionate incidence of development challenges facing these areas. We work with communities and the government officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA to help them achieve sustainable development goals by finding long term development solutions and fostering resilience and recovery from crises and conflicts. UNDP is also working to better support the provincial governments in the post-18th amendment setting.

UNDP Sub-office

The UNDP Sub office in Peshawar was established in 2014. UNDP has a strong presence in KP and FATA, with numerous ongoing initiatives which cover all of UNDP’s programmatic units. As part of an ongoing programme of assistance for governance reform in Pakistan, UNDP will provide technical assistance to the FATA Reforms Commission to improve monitoring and support access to justice. We will also work with the Government of KP province to identify development solutions to the challenges facing FATA.

Our Work in KP and FATA

As provinces assume increasing responsibilities, UNDP has continued to support them. Our experts sit side-by-side with government counterparts, and help to devise appropriate and sustainable solutions to the problems they face.

Our Stories of Change

  • Riffat Rehmani, presiding officer for the general elections, takes part in training of polling staff for presiding and assistant presiding officers. Photo: UNDP Pakistan/Torsum Khan

    Women Presiding Officers Prepare for the General Elections

    "These elections are crucial for Pakistan's democracy. We will perform our duties honestly and with utmost determination. I hope the caretaker government supports us on 11 Maymore

Projects and Initiatives

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 province. The project 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

This project aims at ensuring peaceful coexistence of Afghan refugees, who are well documented, with the local communities until the situation in Afghanistan becomes conducive to their return. The programme, which also aims at strengthening the Government of Pakistan's governance and public service delivery, has been primarily developed to improve the living standard of more than one million Pakistanis who have hosted or are still hosting Afghan refugees. more

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