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Framing the problem well: why are we using Systemic Design to understand the problem of plastic waste management in Pakistan

Let us befriend plastic. To understand the complexity of problem of plastic we need to move from linear to non-linear approaches, changing parts to rethinking whole systems. Is plastic waste an issue…  


We’re all Basharullah – needing to keep six feet apart

Pakistan is loving our new video, promoting COVID-19 social distancing. Set in the atmospheric streets of old Peshawar, chai wallas, carpenters, and young cricketers bop their heads to a thumping beat…  


Green Economy and its interlinkages with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the Sindh chapter.

Green economy promotes resource efficiency through lower carbon emission and social inclusivity. In a green economy, employment and income are driven by public and private investment into economic…  


Legal rights awareness – the first step to stronger rule of law in the Merged Areas

Clad in a veil, hiding her identity from people who pass by but confident in her own skin, Gul Bano* walked three miles on a scorching Tuesday afternoon to attend a community legal awareness session…  


Why having in-house Innovation know-how is necessary for UNDP country offices: Lessons from Pakistan

By now we all know that we have "to do innovation" in our development work, but what does that really mean for a country programme? In 2017, when we began the journey to embed innovation in the…  


COVID-19: Why we need to listen to communities more than ever

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis reveals that complex issues cannot be tackled by applying single point solutions. Unfortunately, despite the complex and interconnected challenges arising because of…  


Innovative ringtone messages positively impacts knowledge, perceptions and behaviours related to COVID-19 in Pakistan

To respond to the misleading guides and assumptions, a centralized communication strategy was developed in the COVID-19 response war room, housed at the Ministry of Health in collaboration with…  


Finding opportunities in the pandemic; to strengthen institutions and ensure inclusion

UNDP’s strategic response to COVID-19 is two-pronged. We are supporting health response efforts to prevent the spread of the pandemic as well as mitigating the socio-economic impact on the most…  


Challenging Transphobia: Being different is not a crime

The transgender community in Pakistan faces serious and significant challenges because of the prevelant ‘transphobia’ culture. This results in possible denial of legal, political, socio-economic,…  


Local Economic Development Approach for Faisalabad

What is Local Economic Development (LED)? According to International Economic Development Council (IEDC), LED is the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of…  

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