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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…  


Lessons from the field: What the NHDR 2020 consultations taught me about inequality in Pakistan

When we speak on behalf of communities less fortunate than ourselves, we run the risk of viewing their lives through the contours of our own - our past, our politics, and even our privilege.  


Is inequality inevitable?

Inequality makes headlines every day. Most of us now, are unfortunately getting used to the bold font condemning racial injustice, gender violence, and the rising costs of living. Inequality has even…  


Managing Crises, Mastering Resilience: The Pakistan Paradigm

Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has faced multiple crises – both man-made as well as natural disasters – and it has shown remarkable resilience at managing them. From the refugee crises in…  


UNDP and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) sign an MOU to uplift parks, infrastructure and environment of Karachi

UNDP and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have signed an MOU to collaborate on uplifting of parks, infrastructure and environment of Karachi. The MoU was signed virtually by UNDP Pakistan…  


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…  


The power of Womenomics

Women globally are moving into a growing space as innovators, entrepreneurs, startup founders, techies, businesswomen, as well as home-based workers. From their existing roles in traditional economic…  

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