UNDP Innovation-Accelerator Lab Pakistan | Reimagining Development Solutions
We can no longer do business-as-usual
Development challenges today are becoming more complex. Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are global problems that impact every individual locally. New technologies accelerate the pace of changes and their ability to transform the world in minutes. Development programming can no longer do business-as-usual to address such challenges.
Crises today are multidisciplinary in nature as it impacts economy, human health, and social well-being all at once. Development must take a new perspective on the design of programming that achieves systemic transformation instead of project change-- with a diverse group of stakeholders from government to private sector, and creative thinkers. New ways of programming must be agile, human-centered, creative and future thinking.
Who are we?
In 2017 UNDP Pakistan made a commitment to invest in innovative solutions for development. We accelerated our support in 2019 by launching UNDP Innovation-Accelerator Lab Pakistan. The Lab is funded by the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany, and part of a global network of labs serving in 114 countries.
UNDP Innovation-Accelerator Lab is a dedicated learning space to reimagine development solutions. Our team works with the country office programmes and partners to explore and experiment new approaches, from ethnography to design, to find inclusive and human-centered approaches for meaningful change.
Our service offers
- Exploration: horizon scanning, identifying emerging development issues of the future
- Solution Mapping: identifying innovative solutions using systemic design and strategic foresight
- Experimentation: developing a portfolio of experiments using portfolio logic
- Learning & Working-out-loud: communicating learnings, thought leadership and ecosystem support