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
- 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. 19 hours ago
- Mr. Vineet Bhattia, Chief, Country Office Support and Quality Assurance, visited Karachi on 21st July, 2016. He was given a tour of a denim company called Artistic Milliners, known for exporting denim garments and fabric to international brands. He interacted with the beneficiaries who after acquiring UNDP’s training have been hired by the garment company. He also visited the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute (MITI) and was pleased to see the work of the beneficiaries. Most of the young women are restricted to work outside their homes, so they are supporting their families by setting up their own business at home. He was impressed by the perseverance of the trainees and knowing that UNDP Pakistan was helping them support their families after developing their skills in garment related trades. Yesterday AT 03:30 AM
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