UNDP helps bring climate change into the Federal Budget for 2016–2017Jun 20, 2016Pakistan ranks 10th in the world in terms of long-term risks due to climate change. With its high rate of multidimensional poverty, and a large proportion of the population dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, it is essential that the effects of climate change be part of every aspect of policy and planning. Now, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, climate change has become an integral part of the national budget through its inclusion in the Budget in Brief.
Pakistan’s new poverty index reveals that 4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional povertyJun 20, 2016Pakistan’s first ever official report on multidimensional poverty was today launched by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. The report details Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which was earlier published in the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2015–2016. The report has been compiled with technical support from UNDP Pakistan and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.
With UNDP support, Peshawar mayor joins the regional conversation on innovative solutions to urban problemsJun 9, 2016On 9 June 2016, representatives from cities across Asia-Pacific came together in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in the UNDP-SMG Cities Innovation Exchange sessions organized as part of the International Urban Policy Forum for the SDGs. At this event, UNDP and the Seoul Metropolitan Government jointly launched a historic network for some of the region’s most dynamic cities: City-I-LEAPS, which is designed to help cities learn from each other, design and share innovations, and create vibrant urban environments.
Pakistan held its first National Steering Committee meeting for Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)May 16, 2016SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix. Pakistan has become one of the 120 countries that have pledged to fulfill these goals by 2030, by addressing the nexus between energy and health, women, food, water and other development issues are at the core of every country’s development agenda.
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
- Pakistan’s richest 20% earn seven times more than the poorest 20%. Stay tuned for the Development Advocate Pakistan #DAP out next week in which experts address the challenge of inequality. 3 hours ago
- Mr. Neil Buhne, UN Resident Coordinator for Pakistan later joined Mr. Vineet at the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute (MITI). Both were pleased that UNDP’s Youth Employment Project was supporting young men and specially empowering women in developing skills that will help them build a more secure future for themselves and their families. Mr. Buhne interacted with MITI’s management and spoke to them about the importance of youth employment in Pakistan. He was given a tour of the institute by the Chairman, CEO and Principal of the institute. He spoke to the instructor and beneficiaries of the Youth Employment Project at MITI and was pleased to see their work. MITI is a vocational and technical training institute for the youth (both boys and girls) offering a wide variety of technical, IT, multimedia and home economic course/disciplines. It has trained over 500 young men and women under UNDP’s Youth Employment Project. Yesterday AT 01:23 PM
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