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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…  


Youth in prisons: Learning livelihood skills to start new lives

Supported by the Government of Japan, UNDP is addressing this challenge through its Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP). The programme providing psychological counselling, livelihood skills trainings,…  


Business Integrity Toolkit for Young Entrepreneurs

The purpose of this Toolkit is to contribute to this goal by encouraging young people starting their own businesses to operate with integrity from the outset. Our hope is that if young people starting…  


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…  


Introducing UNDP Innovation-AccLab Pakistan: Reimagining Development

UNDP in Pakistan began its innovation journey in 2017 with a commitment to mainstream innovation in projects and programmes. Now in 2020, we are scaling our innovation support with the newly…  


Turning Sustainable Development Goals from a global vision into Gilgit-Baltistan’s local reality

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) covers over 72,000 square kilometers, amongst the world’s highest mountain range, in the north of Pakistan and borders China, Afghanistan, and India. Situated at the confluence…  


Landi Kotal's truck driver turned into businessman

“Due to poor health, I had to quit my job. My unemployment worsened the financial situation of my family. It was then when I thought of doing business. I decided to give it a chance and that chance…  


Youth Empowerment Programme

Pakistan is one of the youngest countries in the world. According to the Pakistan National Human Development Report, 64% of the population is under the age of 30 and around 29% is between the ages of…  


Bringing the unheard voices and unwritten stories to the fore

Alisha is part of UNDP’s Youth Empowerment Programme which supports youth development through investment in the 3E Framework (Education, Engagement and Employment). To mainstream and ensure inclusion…  


Youth Development through investment in 3Es: A priority of Young Parliamentarians of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A two-day workshop reviewed data/statistics pertaining to youth, key roles of parliamentarians, youth needs (from research reports and experience of parliamentarians with general communities and needs…  

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