Islamabad conference declares: improve access to justice through community-based paralegal servicesJul 26, 2016Government officials, paralegals, and international and national representatives came together today to issue the Islamabad Declaration on Community Based Paralegals, affirming the important role that paralegals play in resolving conflicts within communities. This declaration came at the end of a major conference in Islamabad co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Rural Support Programmes Network.
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.
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
- Regional disparities are stark and slow down growth and development. The Government's Multidimensional Poverty Index released last month found that 54.6 % of rural Pakistanis experienced poverty compared to 9.3 % in cities. Multidimensional poverty stands at 31.5 % in Punjab but rises to 73.7 % in FATA. While multidimensional poverty in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi is below 10 percent, it exceeds 90 % in Killa Abdullah, Harnai, Barkhan, Sherani Kohistan. Hence, some Pakistani districts are as well-off as any developed country while others are on par with the poorest in sub-Saharan Africa. Read Country Director UNDP Pakistan Marc-Andre Franche’s editorial on escaping the inequality trap in the latest issue of Development Advocate Pakistan on Inequality #DAP: http://bit.ly/2aAdU7O 5 hours ago
- Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change: it ranks 8th in the world for long term risk and was the fifth worst affected country in 2014. Developing a Climate Change Financing Framework is an effective way to mainstream climate change into planning and budgeting cycle. Mainstreaming Climate Change requires a whole-government approach with robust policy frameworks, and a coordination mechanism backed by budgetary resources. For Details see: http://bit.ly/1GOkYnG 10 hours ago
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