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Walking the Climate Talk

Pakistan has reason to celebrate! It has been able to reduce its vulnerability to climate change by three points - from 5th in 2020, to 8th in 2021. Pakistan also earned the privilege of hosting the…  


UNDP expands scope and geographical reach of its Rule of Law programme

What began to strengthen Rule of Law in seven districts of Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2011, has over the years expanded its geographical outreach to the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),…  


Accelerated Implementation Plan Baseline Report

UNDP executed the Accelerated Implementation Programme (AIP) Baseline Survey 2020 in collaboration with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Planning and Development Department (P&DD) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bureau…  


European Union launches a new Rule of Law programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Newly Merged Districts and in Balochistan

Islamabad, 02 July 2021: -Today, the European Union and its partners launched a programme that aims to promote the rule of law and enhance the criminal justice system in Pakistan, with a specific…  


Factoring Resilience in the Development Matrix

When I arrived in Pakistan as a UNDP surge staff one week after the deadly earthquake in 2005, over 70,000 people had lost their lives and 3.5 million people had been affected. The winter was also…  


UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 posed challenges unlike any the world has experienced before. These ranged from the direct impacts of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which are overwhelming health care…  


Rising out of the pandemic by leaving no one behind

“It was not just the food for trans-people; receiving these relief packages saved their integrity as they would otherwise roam around on the street to find some work and be at risk of discrimination…  


Regional Director, UNDP in Asia Pacific, Kanni Wignaraja meets Pakistan’s leadership and development partners during her virtual mission; launches Pakistan National Human Development Report

The UNDP’s Director of Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, who is also the Assistant UN Secretary-General and Assistant UNDP Administrator, visited Pakistan on a virtual…  


UNDP’s Pakistan National Human Development Report on Inequality launched today

UNDP’s Pakistan National Human Development Report (NHDR) - “The three Ps of inequality: Power, People, and Policy” - was launched today in Islamabad, Pakistan. The launch was attended by the Honorable…  


Pakistan National Human Development Report on Inequality

The report highlights why studying inequality is important for Pakistan, and how this issue has affected the country’s economic and social progress. It discusses how, despite the Constitution of…  

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