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Empowerment through skill development: How Samina became the bread earner of the family

As a child, the now 26-year-old Samina dreamt of becoming a doctor. But she had to drop out of school in second grade as the school was far away from her home in Khyber District. She spent her…  


Not merely a seat at the table, but an inclusive voice

Owing to the pandemic, it was not until seven months into my assignment, as an Associate Experimentation and United Nations Volunteer (UNV) at UNDP, that I met my supervisor, Ehsan Gul, in-person. One…  


From Conflict to Connectivity

In this issue of Development Advocate Pakistan (DAP), dedicated to the themes of regional connectivity in South and Central Asia, a wide range of national and international contributors are sharing…  


Those Who Favour Fire

The dry, hot gusts of wind bespeak a hell just beyond the edge of my vision. I hear the banshees keening. I see the soul of the planet leaving it, slowly but certainly. And all I can do is write a…  


High Court of Balochistan and UNDP hold a consultative workshop on amicable settlement of civil disputes

High Court of Balochistan and UNDP Pakistan held a consultative workshop on court annexed mediation. The two-day consultative workshop was held with support from the European Union. Sub-section 89-A…  


Performance Agreements: how internal accountability leads to improved Public Sector Performance in Pakistan

Pakistan has witnessed numerous government regimes during the country’s 74 years of existence. Amongst the differing ideologies, priorities and approaches, a common agenda stands out: the goal of…  


UNDP and the Coca-Cola Foundation partner to #StopTheSpread

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) have designed a #StopTheSpread of COVID-19 project to increase awareness about Covid vaccinations. The $20 million…  


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prisons Act to undergo reforms through UNDP and the European Union’s new programme

Rule of Law Roadmap calls for a review and amendment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Prison Act and Rules. In this regard, UNDP Pakistan with support from the European Union (EU) organized a consultative…  


Four social enterprises emerge victorious in UNDP-Jazz SDG Bootcamps 1st cohort

Four social enterprises have emerged victorious from the first cohort of the UNDP-Jazz’s SDG Bootcamps for Social Enterprises. Overall, 70 social enterprises from across Pakistan participated in the…  


Government of Pakistan and UNDP launches Digital Media Development Programme for youth skills development

Digital Media Development Programme (DMDP), a flagship initiative of the Government of Pakistan was inaugurated by Digital Media Wing (DMW), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in partnership with…  

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