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Inside Pakistan’s digital innovation to tackle COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned our lives, what we thought we knew and could expect. It continues ravaging economies, overburdening healthcare systems, and widening the chasm of inequalities. In…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home, according…  


Promoting women’s inclusion in governance and decision-making in the Merged Areas

In August 2019, when Ms. Farhat Kifayat Ullah took a position as a Gender Desk Officer in the Khyber District of the Merged Areas she knew that her job would not be easy.  


UNDP paves the way for higher women representation in the legal profession in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Women are generally underrepresented in the legal profession in Pakistan. While the urban areas and cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witness women practicing law and some also in few positions of power,…  


How a digital dashboard is tracking Pakistan’s progress in Human Rights commitments

Pakistan is a signatory to seven major human rights treaties, a party in the European Union’s General Scheme of Preferences, and a party to the SDGs. These international commitments require the…  


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,…  


No man’s land

Nabi Jan, a journalist hailing from village Manduri in Lower Kurram recalls his experiences while reporting from his native town, "I always feel saddened, whenever I report on violent incidents and…  


UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2019

In 2019, UNDP continued its decades-long partnership with the government and people of Pakistan, finding and implementing sustainable solutions to improve governance, increase resilience, protect the…  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  

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