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Fortune at the bottom of the digital pyramid

The majority of Pakistan’s online users come from a lower socio-economic segment with low levels of literacy. They have come online recently and are navigating interactive devices like smartphones for…  


Economically empowering the youth of Pakistan through online trainings amidst COVID-19 pandemic

UNDP Pakistan and Hashoo Foundation have provided vocational trainings to over 1,500 young women and men across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in one month. Initially planned to be implemented through an…  


Building social cohesion and preventing criminal behaviour in Pakistan’s prisons

Initiatives for strengthening social cohesion and building youth resilience (especially against involvement in anti-social and/or criminal activities) encounter numerous implementation and impact…  


PAMframe: The latest tool improving sectoral planning in Pakistan

Governments are always under pressure to deliver, and rightly so. However, since the merger of Pakistan’s former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in…  


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…  

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