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Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

The world passed a grim milestone this week as the World Health Organization announced that 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus. More than 33 million people have been infected with the…  


UNDP protects frontline officers in Balochistan against the Covid-19 pandemic

While various sectors of governance have worked remotely earlier during the pandemic or managed to maintain social and physical distancing, doing so is particularly challenging for police officers as…  


Social inclusion of vulnerable transgenders in times of COVID-19

Continuing with its commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’, UNDP in Pakistan, with UNFPA’s support, conducted a rapid preliminary socio-economic assessment to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…  


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…  


Empowering our youth

Investing in young people can be the nation’s most strategic investment. If provided with necessary opportunities such as quality education, gainful employment, meaningful engagement, good mental and…  


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…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to the…  


COVID-19 Pakistan: Socio-Economic Framework

This report sets out the framework for immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19 in Pakistan, in line with the United Nations’ global response framework. The pandemic is an unprecedented public…  


Innovating for Disaster Risk Reduction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The “Master the Disaster Hackathon” organized by UNDP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulted in no such images to share over social media (or sprinkle through this piece) but it delivered far beyond anyone’s…  


Pandemic Communications: Starting Early, Producing Consistently

Our Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) was set up at the Chief Minister’s Office in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) last year. The main objective of the unit was to help communicate the efforts and benefits…  

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