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How telemedicine is helping in the fight against COVID-19 (and why it should be here to stay)

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation efforts in many countries. A key priority behind this progress has been to increase the reach and relevance of public services - particularly those…  


The armour in the battle against COVID-19

How UNDP is ensuring adequate supply of protective equipment in Balochistan. The pandemic’s second wave is at least is as dangerous as the first, if not more. So far, it has been clearly proven…  


How is UNDP in Pakistan strengthening justice sector capacity and ensuring women’s representation in the rule of law sector

One of the remarkable accomplishments of 2020 was the completion of the Joint Police Training Center (JPTC) Nowshera Phase II. Spread over 88 acres, phase II of the center includes construction of an…  


Building better governance: support to Tehsil Municipal Administrations in the Merged Areas

Are there any working streetlights? Is the garbage being picked up? How many clean, working public toilets are there? Is a fire brigade vehicle maintained? These are just a few of the questions…  


Untying a socially complex problem, one knot at a time

Following suit of the global partnerships between UNDP and Unilever, we started exploring the issue of plastic waste management with Unilever Pakistan. We investigated, mapped, and examined the entire…  


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…  

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