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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…  


COVID-19 Signals of disruption: What can we (fore)see?

As COVID-19 cases increase and UNDP Pakistan moves into rapid response, the Innovation-AccLab Pakistan team is zooming out from the current crisis management and mapping out emerging disruptive…  


Innovating for Disaster Risk Reduction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The “Master the Disaster Hackathon” organized by UNDP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulted in no such images to share over social media (or sprinkle through this piece) but it delivered far beyond anyone’s…  


Literal call for well-being

With UNDP’ assistance, the government of Sindh has launched a tele-counselling service for confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients to help them cope with the psychological impact of COVID-19…  

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