Supporting Democratic Transition in Pakistan
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. Phase I is focused on supporting the ECP to prepare and conduct the general elections. Phase II will commence after the general elections and will focus on longer term capacity strengthening of the ECP, improvements to the electoral process, civic education and local government elections.
The overall objective is to support and strengthen the ECP to enable it to hold elections that are credible, transparent and inclusive.